MP's son faces driving offences

THE son of a Tweed MP will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to a stack of serious driving offences.

Geoff Provest's son Patrick Provest appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday charged with driving while disqualified, driving an unregistered car, driving an uninsured car and using and being in possession of stolen number plates.

The 30-year-old Banora Point man tried to evade police in the car park of Tweed City Shopping Centre on March 31, police evidence tendered to the court revealed.

Police from the proactive crime team were conducting routine patrols about 4pm when they recognised Provest behind the wheel of a maroon Holden Commodore station wagon.

Provest was known to police as a disqualified driver who was banned from driving until 2016.

Police evidence said Provest accelerated and drove over the top of a roundabout in an attempt to avoid them.

After being pulled over Provest lied to police, telling them he had his licence back, to which they replied: “Patrick you clearly have a total disregard for the court system and your disqualification”.

Provest will reappear in Tweed Heads Local Court on May 9 for sentencing.

Topics:  driving geoff provest mp offences son

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Boat Harbour plans on display

SAFE HARBOUR: The draft plan for the upgrade to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour plans on display

Kesha cancels Bluesfest performance

NO SHOWS: Kesha performing Praying at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in January. She injured herself earlier this month and has had to cancel her Australia and New Zealand tours, as well as her performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Kesha will no longer be headlining Bluesfest 2018

It's apple season at the markets

MARKETS: High in fibre, vitamin c and antioxidants, it's no wonder apples have a reputation for keeping the doctor away.

She's all apples at local farmers markets.

Local Partners