Keagan Christopher James Miller fined $2000 for drug, driving offences

A Bunbury man has been fined over a series of offences across the South-West from earlier this year.

Keagan Christopher James Miller attended Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday, August 15, via video link from Bunbury Regional Prison.

Miller pleaded guilty to two counts of driving without a licence (never held), one of driving without a valid Australian licence, and one of driving with a prescribed illicit drug in his oral fluid/blood.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Greg Ward told the court Miller was spotted in Dardanup at 9.20am on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

After being stopped by police, Miller was ordered to undergo a roadside drug test.

Testing positive for methamphetamine, he was then conveyed to the police station.

At 6.30am on Saturday, January 5, Miller was stopped by police on Hamersley Drive, Carey Park.

Miller's learner's permit had expired on August 18, 2018. His vehicle was seized by police.

Earlier this month, Miller received a 12-month term of imprisonment, suspended for 15 months, for arson.

He was later remanded into custody for the drug and driving matters.

Defence lawyer Paul Chapman said his client had an "epiphany" while in custody, and that Miller was eager to return to society and retain his driver's licence.

Magistrate Belinda Coleman reminded Miller of the consequences of driving without a licence.

"If you continue to drive under your suspension, you will return to prison," she said.

Ms Coleman handed down a $2000 fine, court costs, and another licence disqualification.