Biker rides a fine line in court

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TY­RON Ter­rance Wheeler may have had a “wheelie” good time on his “$500 piece of s**t”, but his ac­tions have punc­tured his Christ­mas bud­get.

The Childers man was rid­ing a mo­tor­bike on Thomp­sons Rd, Childers, when po­lice stopped him and a friend about 11.30am on Oc­to­ber 23.

Po­lice said the bike had no reg­is­tra­tion plates, was unin­sured and Wheeler’s li­cence had ex­pired.

Wheeler failed to ap­pear at Childers Mag­is­trates Court on Novem­ber 14, and when asked by mag­is­trate John Smith for a rea­son said he had an “em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­nity”.

“I had on and off work on a trawler and I’m help­ing to build a mo­tocross track on a mate’s farm,” he said.

His ex­cuse of ask­ing a mate to phone the court­house to let it know of his non-attendance didn’t wash with Mr Smith.

Wheeler was fined $1250 and dis­qual­i­fied from hold­ing a li­cence for six months.

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