A Berkeley man with an "atrocious" traffic record has been sentenced to three months' jail after racking up his 16th charge of driving without a licence.
Bobby Naumoski could do little but "um" and "ah" as Magistrate Michael Stoddart revealed his flagrant disregard for the law on Monday during a sentencing hearing that covered a multitude of sins.
The 42-year-old, who has never held a driver's licence, has been caught illegally behind the wheel of a car twice in the past 12 months, both times with drugs present in his system.
In July, Naumoski was driving a white Hyundai Coupe when he collided with another vehicle, causing the second driver to be hospitalised with shock.
Naumoski was seen to be drowsy, sweaty, with flushed skin, glazed eyes and his clothing appeard dishevelled at the time.
Police also noticed track marks up his arm and he was unsteady on his feet.
A later blood test revealed a cocktail of drugs in his system including cannabis, morphine, methamphetamine and acid.
In October he was again stopped while driving and found to have methamphetamine and cannabis in his system. He also had a quantity of clothing on him which police suspected had been previously stolen.
Meanwhile, Naumoski was found with almost 4 grams of ice in Port Kembla in January this year.
In documents tendered to Wollongong Local Court on Monday, police were critical of Naumoski's disregard for the law, especially when it came to driving offences.
"The accused appears to have little concern for his own safety or that of other road users," they wrote.
Defence lawyer Alyce Fisher said Naumoski had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and was taking medication but had had a "long standing drug problem".
She said he was currently on the methadone program and had begun attending the Watershed drug rehabilitation centre for treatment.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart handed Naumoski a three-month fixed term prison sentence for driving without a licence, noting he'd been before the court 16 times in the past for the same offence.
He also imposed a total of $1,500 in fines, disqualified Naumoski from obtaining a licence for at least another 12 months and put him on two 12-month community correction orders.
Naumoski will be released from jail on November 3.