Man wants to chal­lenge bi­cy­cle charge in court

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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