Yoga teacher claims COVID-19 lockdown is to blame for driving offences

A Yoga For Stomach: Improve Stomach Health teacher has claimed coronavirus is to blame for his driving offences after he was left with just ‘hours’ to prepare for lockdown.

James ‘Mantra’ Schultz was caught driving on a demerit point suspended licence at Mansfield, in Brisbane‘s south, on March 24, reported.

The 36-year-old, who owns Flex Hot Yoga at Norman Park, was busted in the wake of the Federal Government’s decision to ban businesses like gyms and pubs from March 23 to enforce social distancing.

James 'Mantra' Schultz (pictured) was caught driving on a suspended license at Mansfield, in Brisbane's south, on March 24

James 'Mantra' Schultz (pictured) was caught driving on a suspended license at Mansfield, in Brisbane's south, on March 24

James ‘Mantra’ Schultz (pictured) was caught driving on a suspended license at Mansfield, in Brisbane’s south, on March 24

He told Holland Park Magistrates Court he was driving to ‘get my business online in a matter of hours’.

Schultz said there were no employees who could assist him picking up stock and he was unable to wait ‘three or four days’ for delivery.   

‘I had no choice but to get it myself,’ Schultz said.

The yoga teacher argued he helped curb the spread of coronavirus by avoiding taking a taxi or rideshare service like Uber and driving himself.

Magistrate Simon Young said the argument was not compelling and Schultz was fined $400.

He was also disqualified from driving for six months. 

The 36-year-old, who owns Flex Hot Yoga at Norman Park, was busted in the wake of the Federal Government's decision to ban businesses like gyms and pubs from Monday March 23

The 36-year-old, who owns Flex Hot Yoga at Norman Park, was busted in the wake of the Federal Government's decision to ban businesses like gyms and pubs from Monday March 23

The 36-year-old, who owns Flex Hot Yoga at Norman Park, was busted in the wake of the Federal Government’s decision to ban businesses like gyms and pubs from Monday March 23

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