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Adrian are you giving out false names?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:21 am
by roadwarriormfp
I had to laugh when i read this one... and yes its genuine....

Thursday March 27, 05:21 PM
SA speeding ticket for Briton withdrawn
An Englishman issued a ticket for speeding in the Adelaide Hills has had the fine withdrawn because he's never been in Australia.

David Smart, a 65-year-old former surveyor from Scunthorpe in northern England, was flabbergasted to receive a speeding ticket from South Australian Police.


He was fined $196 for driving 8km/h over the speed limit in Littlehampton in the Adelaide Hills.

SA Police said they issued Mr Smart the ticket after the registered owner of the speeding vehicle, Kathryn Julia Fluin, signed a statutory declaration declaring the Englishman was driving the car at the time of the offence.

"I've never been to Australia, which is a wonderful country I'm sure, and I would love to go there one day," Mr Smart told AAP.

"And I've never had a ticket in my life, I'm pleased to say.

"The woman is obviously mistaken and where she got my name and address from I have no idea."

After consulting with Scunthorpe police, Mr Smart was advised not to pay the fine, which originally arrived in his letterbox last December.

However he received a stern reminder from SA Police, ordering him to pay up or risk being issued an even heftier fine.

The fine stated the car was caught speeding at 68km/h in a 60km/h zone on Adelaide Road, Littlehampton, at 9am on December 14, 2007.

The fine said Ms Fluin "affirmed in a statutory declaration that you were the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence".

"I went to my local police station and they advised me against payment because I haven't been there," Mr Smart said.

"I think if I get caught for speeding I'll have to give them Kathryn Fluin's name.

SA Police business services director Denis Patriarca said Mr Smart had been exonerated.

"As the nominated driver has disputed being the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence, his expiation notice has been withdrawn and police are following up with the registered owner," he said.

Ms Fluin, who couldn't be contacted, is likely to be charged with wilfully making a false statutory declaration, which carries a maximum penalty of four years jail.

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I can just see it now....
"Just givem David Smarts address Kathy... the dozey old git would know his elbow from is arse"

Fess up Addie....

Re: Adrian are you giving out false names?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:23 pm
by Biker
LOL!!

Nice one.