Teen's unbelievable excuse for driving without front tyre

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·1-min read

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.

A Nissan Pulsar is pictured with a punctured tyre.
The alleged driver of this Nissan Pulsar told police he couldn't change the tyre and blamed society for not teaching him how. Source: Victoria Police.

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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