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    Labor senator charged
    October 15, 2004

    A WEST Australian Labor senator will appear in court next month, charged with misleading police and driving while suspended after allegedly being caught speeding between polling booths on the day of the federal election.

    Police said Senator Ruth Webber, 39, was due to be charged by summons today after allegedly being caught travelling at 67km/h in a 50km/h zone in the northern Perth suburb of Joondalup on Saturday.

    Having had her licence suspended previously for not paying a fine, Senator Webber is alleged to have told police she held a valid ACT driver's licence.

    A check allegedly revealed no such licence existed, and police charged her under the Traffic Act with wilfully misleading police, which carries a maximum penalty of a $1600 fine.

    She also will face charges of driving while suspended, which carries a $1500 fine and/or 12 months in prison plus a driving ban of up to three years.

    The senator is due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates court on November 8.


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