Australian authorities nab motorcyclist carrying dangerous load - TWO years after the event
THIS NUTTER featured on Visordown News back in February 2008 after he was spotted riding his motorbike along the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne, Australia, with a barbecue strapped to his body.But two and a half years after our wacky news story hit the headlines, it seems the law has caught up with 'The BBQ Biker', after he was fined $800 by an Australian court.Michael Wiles, 29, was spotted wearing the BBQ on January 27, 2008, after he found the disguarded cooker lying by the side of the road.A passing motorist snapped the photograph, which subsequently went global and the infamous publicity led to Wiles's identity being revealed to the police.Wiles pleaded guilty to one count of careless driving, and was fined $800 and had his licence suspended for one month.
Posted: 25/08/2010 at 11:44
Can't see an issue with that! but now I live in Asia and that sort of thing is just normal.
Vietnam has some of the funniest things carried by bikes I have ever seen. Daily, you can see a fridge strapped onto the back of a bike by the base sticking out longways out the back! Usually on a 125 Honda Wave.
Air con units, rebar, glass panels all the norm here lol
Posted: 25/08/2010 at 13:05
from the story:
clever pun or typical hack journo's dodgy English?
Posted: 06/09/2010 at 05:04
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