Blitz targets fine evaders


A SHERIFF’S operation in Mornington last week nabbed 16 people with 178 outstanding warrants valued at more than $55,000.

A roadblock on Mornington-Tyabb Rd used numberplate-recognition technology to spot offenders.

Payment was received from 12 people on the day to finalise 45 warrants worth more than $15,000, a spokesperson said.

One driver with six warrants worth more than $2000 was notified that their driver’s licence and vehicle registration would be suspended if they did not arrange to pay within seven days.

“It is disappointing that so many people continue to ignore their fines and let their situation spiral out of control,” Sheriff of Victoria Brendan Facey said.

Anyone with concerns about outstanding fines can call 1300 743 743.

Fines can be paid at or at any Justice service centre.

First published in the Mornington News – 1 December 2015


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