A man has elected to come before Griffith Local Court after being slapped with three infringement notices for 'bad behaviour' on our roads.
Thomas Plane, 22, was charged with negligent driving, having a body part outside the car, and not stopping at a stop sign.
Occurring within two days, the first came when Plane failed to come to a full stop at a stop sign on Canal Street.
His legal representative Piers Blomfield told the court he had seen the footage of the incident, and said Plane did slow down if not fully coming to a halt.
"He believed it was a give-way sign," he submitted.
"So he's not even paying attention," Magistrate Joy Boulos asked.
The same day, he was charged with having a body part outside of the car, when he put his arm out to give police the middle finger as he drove past them on Yambil Street.
It was stupid, but it is not an offence to give police the middle finger.Piers Blomfield
"It was stupid, but it is not an offence to give police the middle finger," Mr Blomfield argued.
He said it was a "somewhat creative" charge for that kind of behaviour. Ms Boulos said, however, that had a truck or other vehicle passed, he could have lost his arm.
The last charge came when he swerved his car from side to side at a random breath testing sight on Banna Avenue the next day.
The movement of his car made a police officer, wearing full high visibility clothing, believe Plane was going to hit him.
When asked why he swerved, Plane said "what? I don't know what you are talking about."
Ms Bolous said it was "of real concern" and was glad he had just completed the traffic offenders program.
"You display a really bad attitude... who do you think you are? Did you really think you were going to get leniency?" she said.
Mr Blomfield said Plane had lost his truck-driving job as a result of the offences, because of the insurance ramifications.
Plane was convicted without fine for the not stopping charge. He was convicted and fined $330 for body out the window and $200 for negligent driving.