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Bloke Busted Towing Boat With A Motor Scooter

The man who was filmed busted using a mobility scooter to tow a 17-foot boat down the Pacific Highway near Newcastle is set to face a host of charges when he fronts court next year.

Last month Shane Swancott, 35, was caught on camera towing his newly renovated vessel before eventually being pulled over by a Highway Patrol vehicle.

Mr Swancott told NBN News:

“I lost my license and at the same time I’d finished fixing up my boat,”

“I was going to push it down by hand but then I thought: “why not use this?”

The video shows Mr Swancott about to make a right hand turn at an intersection before a highway patrol car drives past him and out of screen.

Mr Swancott then tries to take off but has to get off  and walk it forward to get the momentum needed to help pull the heavy load.

It looks briefly like Mr Swancott may have avoided detection however the police car makes a U-turn and chases him down with lights flashing.

“I was sitting at the lights in the turning lane ready to turn and the highway patrol slows down and comes past (looking at me) like: “what the f?!” Mr Swancott said, laughing.

“He’s put the lights on, in and out through traffic, done a U-ey and come back.”

On Tuesday Lake Macquarie police issued Mr Swancott with a court notice for driving while disqualified, using an unregistered vehicle on the road, using an uninsured vehicle on the road and using an unregistered trailer on the road.

He will appear in Belmont Local Court on January 9.

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