Driver cops hefty fine for parking in friend's driveway

A motorist who parked in the driveway of a friend’s Queensland home has copped a massive fine after a neighbour complained.

Lisa Forrest, who lives at the Greenacre Drive home in the Gold Coast suburb of Parkwood, told the friend to park behind her car on the driveway while visiting in July.

She told the Gold Coast Bulletin there was limited parking on the street.

Ms Forrest said her friend’s car was not blocking the footpath or the neighbour’s adjoining driveway, but was slapped with a $106 fine “within minutes”.

“Within minutes, she was fined, I went out to look at other cars parked out front and no one else had received a ticket,” Ms Forrest told the Bulletin.

The woman claims council has been sent two letters disputing the fine, however the council refuses to budge.

A woman's friend was fined for parking in her driveway after the council received a complaint. Source: Getty Images
A woman's friend was fined for parking in her driveway after the council received a complaint. Source: Getty Images

A spokesperson from the Gold Coast Council confirmed to Yahoo News Australia the council investigated the vehicle after receiving a complaint and then issued the fine.

“The City responded to a complaint relating to unlawful parking in Parkwood and as a result issued an infringement for parking across the driveway,” the Gold Coast Council said in a statement to Yahoo News Australia.

“Parking on footpaths, nature strips and driveways on nature strips constitutes various offences against the road rules.”

The statement also said the council found “no adequate reason” for the fine to be withdrawn.

Earlier this year, one Melbourne driver copped a parking fine 32 minutes before their ticket expired.

A photo shared on Reddit showed the fine was for a total of $83.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play and stay up to date with the latest news with Yahoo’s daily newsletter. Sign up here.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting