'Some just do not get it': Police shame ute driver with three-metre high load


A ute driver is becoming famous for an unlikely skill — being pulled over multiple times for a dangerous amount of uncovered cargo.

The unnamed driver was pulled over twice in just five days, and issued fines for oversized loads.

Last Wednesday, police initially stopped the man off an interstate highway in the US city of Springfield, Massachusetts, for carrying an uncovered array of chairs and shelves.

A ute driver was fined for having an unsecured load, with furniture piled almost three metres high on the back of his ute. Source: Chicopee Police Department / Facebook

Pictures show what look like school chairs piled almost three metres high on the back of a red ute, tied insecurely around desks and other furniture. He was fined for having an unsecured load.

It appears the lesson wasn’t learned, because on Monday the man was again pulled over, in the nearby town of Chicopee.

Police said the man was stopped the second time five days later, and fined for having an unsecured load, obstructed tail lights and obstructed plate.

Just five days later, the same man was caught for driving with a ute tray full of leafy branches. Source: Chicopee Police Department / Facebook

Pictures shared to Facebook show an abundance of leafy branches piled high on the back of the man’s red ute in the second offence.

Shaming the driver on Facebook, police said the images of both offences were “from the files of some [that] just do not get it”.

The driver was fined a second time for having an unsecured load, as well as obstructed tail lights and obstructed plate. Source: Chicopee Police Department / Facebook

“I am sure you are thinking to yourself, both instances are extremely dangerous, and not smart,” the post continued.

“What will make your head shake even more, THIS IS THE SAME OPERATOR AGAIN. Just 5 days later, he again drove with a load that could cause issues for others.

“Please. If you have to carry a load in your pickup truck, DO NOT DO IT LIKE THIS. And, if you ever see something like this operating, call, so we can stop it, before someone gets hurt.”

The posts by police have earned hundreds of shares and comments. Many have called for the driver’s licence to be revoked.

A police spokesperson said US officers had no authority to revoke the licence, and the decision would lie with the Department of Motor Vehicles.