Number plate gaffe by father brings $1250 fine for son

ACCIDENTALLY attaching the wrong number plates to a vehicle seven years ago has put a Maryborough father and son in trouble with the law.

Shaun Alan Black was fined a total of $1250 when he pleaded guilty in the Maryborough Magistrates Court to driving an unregistered and uninsured car with the wrong number plates.

He brought his father to court to help explain the situation to Magistrate John Smith.

His father told the court he had bought and fixed up two Suzukis several years ago.

He sold one and kept the other for himself.

It was only on July 6, when his son borrowed the car and was pulled over by police, he discovered he had attached the wrong plates to each car all those years ago.

"So I have been paying rego on a car I sold for seven years," he said.

Magistrate Smith agreed it was an "unusual situation".

Shaun Black was fined $450 for driving an unregistered car, $500 for driving uninsured and $300 for the wrong plates.



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