Man fined after being caught driving with different number plates

DAY IN COURT: An Orange man was fined $1000 on Monday for driving without a licence and driving a car without the owner's consent. FILE PHOTO

DAY IN COURT: An Orange man was fined $1000 on Monday for driving without a licence and driving a car without the owner's consent. FILE PHOTO

A MAN who bought a stolen car was fined $1000 in Orange Local Court on Monday.

Matthews Avenue resident Terry Van Gulik represented himself in court where he pleaded guilty to driving while suspended and driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner.

The 40-year-old was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for 12 months after policed pulled him over in Bathurst for driving a car with two different number plates on July 9 at 10.20am and discovered his licence had been suspended due to demerit points.

He told police the rear number plate was already on the car but he put his own number plate on the front or the car.

He was also fined $500 after the car was shown to have been stolen in Orange on December 1, 2015 but Van Gulik said he bought the car from a friend in November.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop