A 62-year-old man who has been without a licence for so long that under the law he was charged as 'never licensed', was fined $330 in Mudgee Local Court for driving.
Glen Patrick Martin was stopped for a random breath test in Rouse Street, Gulgong, at about 8.30pm on Friday, January 4, 2019.
The roadside test was negative for alcohol, but when he was asked for his licence he exited the vehicle and said "I don't have one, that's why I'm getting out".
A check showed that he hadn't been licensed in around two decades.
Magistrate David Day noted that a sentence of imprisonment wasn't available under the circumstances of this particular charge, otherwise he would be contemplating it because of the defendant's "appalling record".
However, His Honour warned Martin about driving "never licensed" again.
"If you come back here on a second offence I will be considering jail, the community won't tolerate it," he said.