Driving on a licence suspension that was to end in just six weeks, has had a Bridgetown man fined $1800 and his driving disqualification extended by nine months. Andrew Keith Cantoni did not appear at the Manjimup Magistrates’ Courthouse on Thursday, where he faced the charge of having no authority to drive due to a suspended licence, however, the court still moved with sentencing. The court was told at 7.36pm on June 4, Mr Cantoni was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Nelson Street when he was pulled over and asked to show his licence to police officers. It was discovered his licence was suspended, having been disqualified for six months. The court also heard he would have been able to drive again on July 16, had he not been driving with a suspended licence. Magistrate Michelle Harries noted Mr Cantoni was “quickly acquiring a number of these (suspended licence) charges”, although said it wasn’t to a point where imprisonment was a consideration yet, and handed a fine of $1800, along with costs of $264.30 and a further nine-month cumulative disqualification.