Man wants to challenge bicycle charge in court
A MAN who was caught by police riding his bicycle without a bell or proper lighting equipment is set to challenge the charges.
Graham Herbert Taylor told Gayndah Magistrates Court he wanted to defend himself against the charges.
“But I’m supposed to be back in hospital and I haven’t had time to get a case together,” Taylor said.
“I discharged myself as a story went around town that I died.”
Magistrate Andrew Hackett: “Well it seems you are alive.”
“Yeah, I am,” Mr Taylor responded.
Police will allege on October 28 at 8.50pm on Meson St the 63-year-old man was found riding his bicycle without lighting equipment or a bell.
Mr Taylor was charged with one charge of riding without an effective bell and one charge of riding at night or a period of reduced visibility.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Greg Kapernick said he offered no objection to Mr Taylor’s challenge.
The case will be heard in the Gayndah Magistrates Court on April 20.