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Charges laid over feet-out-window driving photograph

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 26 December, 2012 - 3:35 PM
Police issue warning to driver snapped with feet out window.

UPDATE: A 23-year-old man has been charged on summons with four separate offences following the release of a photograph of a man driving along the Eastern Freeway with his legs casually lounging out the driver's side window.

Channel Nine reports the man has been charged with reckless conduct endangering life, failure to have proper control of a vehicle, careless driving, and limbs protruding from a vehicle.

It's believed the man had borrowed the car from a relative.

Earlier today, the driver came forward to Police.

A fellow road user noticed the Volkswagen Golf driver casually slouched out the window on the approach to the Eastlink tunnel on the morning of Christmas Eve.

Police had warned that they had the details of the car’s owner and would be moving to find them if they didn’t front a police station.

Police say they still have a number of enquiries to make and the investigation is ongoing.

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"This young man, his behaviour without any further examination is conduct endangering life – that’s a very serious criminal charge," Inspector Bernie Rankin from the Major Collision Investigation Unit said.

"The local police will be following this matter up, and what I’d encourage the driver of that vehicle to do - his vehicle and his images have already been on the media - I’d suggest he walk into his local police station and speak to us, because we’re certainly in the situation where we know who is in charge of the vehicle."

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  • Duet of clowns, if it wasn't for the photographer on his mobile, Police may not have caught this stupid person and who knows what damage/injuries or even possible death may have occurred. Stop being so rightous and think of what could possibly been a horrible outcome.

    I'd Like to Know Tuesday 1 January, 2013 - 9:26 PM
  • This picture reminded me of another drongo.

    Merry Christmas Cory!

    Solomon's Sword Monday 31 December, 2012 - 1:37 PM
  • Clearly the passenger - unless the driver has very odd anatomy.

    Cosmo Sunday 30 December, 2012 - 5:13 PM
  • All cyclists should be registered so they obey the road rules and act responsibly. It obviously works for motorists.

    Peter Jeffries Saturday 29 December, 2012 - 10:24 AM
  • I've heard contortionists
    like volkswagons...especially golfs and most especially black golfs!!!!

    Caz Friday 28 December, 2012 - 2:16 PM
  • I hope that the nosey person driving that took the photo gets charged A

    Paul Friday 28 December, 2012 - 2:13 PM

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