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I’m sorry officer, my dog ate my licence

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September 08, 2017

A man who had blamed his pet dog for ‘‘eating his licence’’ when he was stopped by the police has appeared before Echuca Magistrates Court.

A MAN who had blamed his pet dog for ‘‘eating his licence’’ when he was stopped by the police has appeared before Echuca Magistrates Court.

Brayden Keith Maloney, 24, pleaded guilty to driving an unregistered vehicle, failing to produce a licence and failing to display P plates.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Dave Rennie said Maloney was stopped for a routine check in Haslem St, Kyabram, about 11.15pm on June 29. ‘‘He had no licence with him . . . and his registration had expired on April 29,’’ Snr Constable Rennie said.

Maloney said he had recently moved down from the Northern Territory. ‘‘The reason I didn’t have my wallet was because my dog ate my licence. It has bite marks on it,’’ he said.

Magistrate Michael King said because of Maloney’s lack of driving history, he would not record a conviction, but fined him $900.

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