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Multiple Offences After Mobility Scooter Used to Tow Boat in Oz

15th November 2018
A photo of the man driving down the Pacific Highway on a motorised scooter was widely shared on social media. A photo of the man driving down the Pacific Highway on a motorised scooter was widely shared on social media. Credit: Nine News

 In Australia, a man who used a mobility scooter to tow a boat along the Pacific Highway near Newcastle has been charged by police, as the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The 35-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with multiple offences and will face court early next year.

A photo of the man driving down the Pacific Highway on a motorised scooter was widely shared on social media.

Police responded to reports of a mobility scooter being used to tow a 17-foot motorboat on Friday, October 19 at Belmont.

The incident was captured by a member of the public and widely circulated on social media.

Police attached to Lake Macquarie Highway Patrol made a number of inquiries in relation to the matter following the incident. 

The man was charged by way of a Future Court Attendance Notice for driving whilst disqualified, use of an unregistered vehicle on road, using an uninsured vehicle on road, and use of an unregistered trailer on road.

He is due to appear in Court on January 9. Much more on the Herald here.

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