Man Fined A Whopping $3,300 After Police Spot Him Towing A Car
A man has been slapped with a hefty fine after he was caught running a tow truck business from his car without a licence.
NSW Traffic Task Force police stopped the driver last Thursday when his Toyota Landcruiser was towing a Holden Commodore.
Officers noticed the towed car was missing its engine and gearbox and had to be winched onto a trailer, with the winch still fitted to the trailer, according to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.
The driver told police he runs a business collecting cars from the general public and cashes them in.
But police checks revealed he did not hold a tow truck drivers licence and did not have a registered tow truck business.
Officers fined the driver a $2,200 fine for carrying out a two truck operator business without a licence, and $1,100 for driving an unlicensed tow truck without a drivers certificate.
He was ordered to have the Commodore towed by a licensed two truck and driver.