A LEARNER driver who had his vehicle impounded in February was stopped by police on Hodgins Road, Hastings on Monday 28 March and had a second vehicle impounded for licence infringements.
In the latest incident, police in the Hastings divisional van spotted the driver’s unroadworthy vehicle with two rear bald tyres, and further inquiries revealed the driver was an unlicensed learner who was accompanied by a P-plater.
Under the Road Safety Act, a learner permit holder without a fully licensed accompanied passenger can have their vehicle impounded. Further inquiries revealed the driver’s other vehicle was impounded the previous month by Somerville Highway Patrol.
The vehicle was towed at a cost of $895 and a date set with the Frankston Magistrates Court.