Y pleaded guilty in the District Court to a charge of disqualified driving. He was fined and disqualified from driving for six months.

An appeal the disqualification was overturned and a community based sentence substituted on the basis of s94 of the Land Transport Act 1994.

This is one of the leading cases in relation to s94 of the Land Transport Act 1998 in terms of the section being applicable to ameliorate the consequences of a loss of or inability to find employment due to a disqualification.