Dad-and-son duo busted riding dirt bikes in national park
A FATHER and son who took their motorbikes out to national park soon learned the usual laws apply, even in the forest.
Gatton Magistrates Court heard Benjamin and Tyson Auld had been riding on Millers Road when they were stopped by police on August 8.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Alister Windsor said the pair were riding down the hill heading towards their car, which was parked on Millers Rd, when police spotted them.
He said police checked the licence status of both men and discovered Tyson had been suspended from driving.
"He had been suspended due to the accumulation of demerit points - this was enforced from August 2, lasting for three months," Sgt Windsor said.
Tyson's Yamaha motorbike also caught police attention.
"The motorcycle he was riding was not registered and had never been so and was also therefore uninsured," Sgt Windsor said.
Tyson pleaded guilty to driving an uninsured vehicle, an unregistered vehicle and for driving while demerit-point disqualified.
He told Magistrate Howard Osborne he had gone to the bush because he wasn't confident riding on the track.
"It's a dirt road and there was lots of other bikes there - we didn't know we couldn't ride there," Tyson said.
"We saw the police so we stopped for them."
The court heard Tyson's father Benjamin was also riding an uninsured, unregistered motorbike.
He was fined $320 for driving unregistered and $533 for driving uninsured.
For unlicensed driving, Tyson was fined $250 and disqualified from driving for six months, for driving unregistered, he was fined $210, for driving uninsured, he was fined $280.
Convictions were not recorded.
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