Wheels fall off plan to drive unregistered vehicle home

THE plumber's house has leaky taps and it would seem the tyre fitter's car only has half its wheels.

Jessica Ann Keirle faced Gladstone Magistrate's Court on Monday after being caught driving an unregistered vehicle that lost its wheels on the way home.

She was fined for driving her boyfriend's white Toyota Hilux unregistered and uninsured on October 27.

He had just bought the car without a roadworthy.

Keirle said he needed his licence for work so she agreed to drive the vehicle.

She was driving along Toolooa St when the passenger-side wheels fell off.

"The nuts weren't the right ones," Keirle explained.

When the police arrived at 4.20pm, Kierle's boyfriend was trying to replace the tyres.

Keirle pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined $620.

Magistrate Mark Morrow suggested Keirle ask her boyfriend to pay for the fines, and then he asked what he did for a living.

"He's a tyre fitter," Keirle responded.



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