French motorist busted racking up 240 demerit points on Aussie roads in just months

A man has been busted three times in a fortnight breaking a string of road offenses, leading to revelations he has been continually penalized all year, accumulating an incredible 240 demerit points.

The man, a French native, was stopped riding a scooter on April 13 by highway patrol after conducting an illegal U-turn at a busy intersection in Sydney, police said. However, authorities quickly discovered a series of issues that followed.

After presenting a French driver’s licence, which is valid on Aussie roads, officers discovered the rider was the holder of a New South Wales C class unrestricted driver’s license making his international license invalid.

In most Aussie states and territories, tourists or temporary overseas visitors can drive using an overseas license for up to six months. However, one condition is not to have been disqualified from driving in NSW or anywhere else.

Police learned the driver’s local license is currently suspended due to unpaid purposes. What’s more, he’s not licensed to ride a scooter on NSW roads, which requires a specific class R licence. The C class allows drivers to operate vehicles including cars, utes and vans.

“Checks also revealed that at this stage the rider had accumulated 134 demerit points in total since January 2024 when he obtained his New South Wales driver’s licence,” Traffic and Highway Patrol Commands shared on Facebook this week. But that’s not where the trouble ended.

The scooter rider was pulled over on Lane Cove Road in Macquarie Park last month, before being caught two more times over the next fortnight. Source: Google Images

The next day, the scooter rider was pulled over for a random breath test and, like the day before, presented his French license. Police, again, discovered his license restrictions on him. Almost two weeks later he was once again pulled over for breath testing and, again, the same scenario unfolded.

“Police have applied for, and since received, a copy of the rider’s complete traffic record from Transport NSW,” they revealed. “This record shows that, to date, the rider has accumulated a total of 240 demerit points since January 2024.”

In NSW, a driver can receive 13 demerit points before your license can be suspended.

The man has been issued a court attendance notice for the offense of ‘Unlicensed for Class — Class C/R/LR/MR’ in addition to traffic infringement notices.

Commenting on the post, Aussies were bewildered with one saying, “obviously didn’t learn his lesson the first time”.

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