A P-plate driver in Sydney’s northwest has been hit with more than $1000 in fines and eight demerit points for a stunt at a drive-thru.
At around 4.55am on Saturday, a P1 provisional driver from Stanhope Gardens allowed two teenagers to ride on the bonnet and roof of a blue Hyundai Getz through a McDonalds drive-thru in Castle Hill.
The stunt was caught on CCTV and shared to the NSW Police’s Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Facebook page.
In the footage, the two passengers are seen stretching out on top of the car.
The 17-year-old male driver was hit with multiple penalty notices following inquiries by The Hills Highway Patrol.
The driver was fined $688 and received six demerit points for the two teenagers riding on the car and he got an additional $268 fine and two demerit points for not driving with P-plates.
The driver also received a $114 fine for failing to notify authorities of a change of residential address within 14 days.
In total, the P-plate driver was hit with eight demerit points and $1070 in fines.
While unrestricted drivers can accumulate 13 points within a three year period, P1 drivers are allowed four, meaning the driver doubled the demerit point threshold and lost his licence.
"This is complete disregard not only for themselves but for their passengers," NSW Police Chief Inspector Phil Brooks told Nine News.
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