Victoria Police find a passenger in the trunk of a P-registered car on the McCrae motorway
Police made a surprising find while searching the trunk of a car – an extra passenger – during a routine traffic stop on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Highway Patrol officers conducted random breath tests at the Mornington Peninsula Freeway exit in McCrae and stopped a Subaru hatch just before 6 p.m. Thursday.
The car had red P plates and the 18-year-old driver held a P1 driving licence, which means he can only have one passenger in the vehicle.
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However, the police quickly determined that four other people were in the car.
The officials then carried out further checks and made a shock discovery when opening the trunk: a fifth passenger was curled up under a privacy screen in the trunk.
The teenage driver from Narre Warren had his car impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1,200 and is expected to face subpoena charges for having the passenger in the trunk and the extra people in the car.
The stowaway was also fined $370.
https://7news.com.au/news/vic/victoria-police-find-passenger-in-boot-of-p-plate-car-on-freeway-in-mccrae-c-9570966 Victoria Police find a passenger in the trunk of a P-registered car on the McCrae motorway