Oxley Local Area Command
Woman Issued Traffic Infringement Notice – Tamworth
Officers attached to Oxley Local Area Command have issued a female driver with a traffic infringement notice after an alleged incident following a street parade at Tamworth in Northern NSW.
About 9.40 am today (Saturday 23 January 2010), Highway Patrol officers saw a Holden Ute being driven in Marius Street near the intersection of Brisbane Street, over a kilometre from the designated route of a street parade which had concluded.
Two males were allegedly travelling in the rear of the Ute. Both males were seated and unrestrained.
The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 55-year-old female from Sydney was spoken to by Police.
She was then issued a traffic infringement notice for the offence of drive with passenger in/on part of vehicle not permitted.
The offence carries a $253 fine and the loss of three points.
Neither man was arrested or fined as a result of the alleged incident.
Oxley Local Area Commander, Superintendent Clint Pheeney, says the incident was recorded on the Highway Patrol’s in-car video.
“Travelling on a vehicle in the manner which is being alleged, even for a short distance, is unlawful and dangerous.” Supt. Pheeney said.
“One or both of the men could have easily fallen from the vehicle and onto the roadway, suffering a serious or life-threatening injury.”
“Highway Patrol officers acted in accordance with the law, and also with concern for the safety of the two men involved.” Supt. Pheeney said.