A Victorian driver has offered an unbelievable excuse after police pulled him over and found he was driving with one tyre missing.
The man’s Nissan Pulsar was found blocking a lane on Yarra Road in Warrandyte, in Melbourne’s northeast, about 3am on Wednesday.
Police noticed the front left tyre had blown and was completely gone, and spoke to a 19-year-old man who was allegedly driving the car.
He told police the tyre had got a puncture and he continued to drive until he couldn’t go any further as he and his 22-year-old passenger didn’t know how to change it, police said.
The man returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.162.
Police said both men said it was not their fault that they did not know to change a tyre and blamed society for not teaching them.
Both men were fined $1652 each for COVID-19 breaches.
The alleged driver of the Nissan had his licence suspended for 12 months and is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving offences.
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