Byron Baes star Nathan Favro pleads guilty to driving offences


Byron Baes star Nathan Favro pleads guilty to driving offences in Southport Magistrates Court after performing an illegal U-turn on a suspended licence

Byron Baes star Nathan Favro appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court over a series of driving offences on Wednesday. 

The reality star, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of unlicenced driving after he was caught doing an illegal U-turn at an intersection while on a suspended licence. 

He was pulled over on October 9 when he turned at the intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Fourth Ave in Palm Beach and has since been fined without conviction.

Byron Baes star Nathan Favro appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court over a series of driving offences on Wednesday 

Police officers performed further checks after the Bachelorette star said he didn’t have his licence on him and discovered he was under two demerit-point suspensions at the time of the offence. 

One of the suspensions was in place until February next year.

Favro’s defence lawyer told the judge his client was unaware of the suspension because he didn’t have his correct address listed with the Department of Main Roads. 

She went on to say Favro is now forced to spend hundreds of dollars a week on Ubers to travel for work and had he known about the suspension he would have applied for a work licence. 

The reality star, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of unlicenced driving after he was caught doing an illegal U-turn at an intersection while on a suspended licence

The reality star, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of unlicenced driving after he was caught doing an illegal U-turn at an intersection while on a suspended licence 

‘Having been before the court for the first time and the lengthy disqualification period he is facing, he is now well aware that having a licence is a privilege,’ she said.

No conviction was recorded and the judge fined Favro $100 and disqualified his driving licence for six months. 

When reporters asked him outside court if he thought it was a good decision to drive on a suspended licence, Favro said he’s ‘gotta get to work.’ 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out for comment. 

Favro rose to fame in 2018 as a contestant on The Bachelorette before starring in the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. 

He went on to appear in Netflix’s new realty series Byron Baes which viewers labelled as ‘awful yet addictive’.

Nathan rose to fame in 2018 as a contestant on The Bachelorette before starring in the second season of Bachelor in Paradise

Nathan rose to fame in 2018 as a contestant on The Bachelorette before starring in the second season of Bachelor in Paradise

The show followed the lives of 14 influencers who helped each other grow their businesses, connections and social followings in the idyllic Australian beach town of Byron Bay.

The vast majority of Twitter critics described Byron Baes as ‘cringeworthy’ and ‘brain-numbing’, yet many admitted they simply couldn’t switch it off.

‘Byron Baes is horrific. But I will watch the entire thing,’ one fan tweeted, while another said: ‘Help! I started watching Byron Baes and can’t stop.’

He went on to appear in Netflix's new realty series Byron Baes which viewers labelled as 'awful yet addictive'. (Pictured with his Byron Baes co-stars)

He went on to appear in Netflix’s new realty series Byron Baes which viewers labelled as ‘awful yet addictive’. (Pictured with his Byron Baes co-stars)

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