Misleading claim is a no go

November 24, 2017

A MELBOURNE man travelling to Echuca on May 20 in an unregistered vehicle has been ordered to pay $300 to Road Trauma Support Services Victoria.

Stephen Murphy, 52, pleaded guilty to driving an unregistered vehicle in the Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Sally Mannell said police intercepted the car at 6:15pm.

“Police were driving a marked car which had number plate recognition software,” she said.

“Murphy was travelling with his family and appeared shocked at the information.

“However, he later admitted to police there had been a letter from VicRoads at home which he said was misleading.”

The infringement notice from VicRoads, which is yet to be paid, was issued on April 1.

Magistrate Bruce Cottrill said that to claim the letter was misleading was disingenuous.

He was given a six month adjourned undertaking and ordered to pay the donation.

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