A man from Melbourne, had a very unusual encounter with the law when he was given a defect notice regarding his partner’s car.
The vehicle was stopped by the highway patrol in Epping on Saturday. The police noted that the car had minor defects. However, the man, identified as Declan Ryan, refused to cooperate with them.
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A video of the incident, which has been shared widely online, shows Mr Ryan inspecting the vehicle after it was pulled over.
He claims that he found two bald tires. He then tells the police officer that the inner ones are bald.
After inspecting the vehicle, Mr Ryan claims that one of the inner tires has a bald look like that of a baby’s bottom.
He then asks the police officer to inspect his own car before issuing him a defect notice. Mr Ryan, who is the owner of a tyre business, posted the video on his social media platforms on Sunday.
According to Mr Ryan, he was able to spot the bald tires even before he took a closer look.
He told the news that he knew the vehicle’s tires were good, but he noticed that the inner ones were no good. He then confronted the police officer, who he claims initially thought the tires were fine.
Despite refusing to cooperate with the police, Mr Ryan and his partner were not fined. The Victoria Police later told news.com that the officers’ vehicle’s tires had been replaced.
On February 25, the police pulled over a car in Cooper Street in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Epping for having various defects.
According to the police, the car’s 29-year-old female driver from Craigieburn was issued a defect notice because the vehicle’s height was not in line with the minimum ground clearance.
She was also cited for not securing the air filter and failing to comply with the manufacturers’ specifications.
The passenger of the car made numerous comments about the police car during the incident. The officers’ vehicle was then inspected and the tires replaced.