Police in the Australian state of Queensland made a particularly bizarre discovery during a traffic stop earlier this week.
Bodycam footage from the officer with the Queensland Police Service shows him stopping the vehicle, which looks to be a 1990’s Suzuki Jimny converted into a pickup truck. Upon approaching the pickup, the officer notes that the Suzuki’s interior is almost completely stripped out and doesn’t even have a seat.
For whatever reason, the driver thought it would be a smart idea to sit on a spare wheel and tire. As if that wasn’t dumb enough, the Suzuki also lacks any seat belts and doesn’t even have a gear knob.
In all likelihood, the driver’s seating arrangement was only temporary and perhaps something he just did on a whim. Despite that, it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that driving on public roads like this isn’t a good idea and were the owner involved in an accident, they would be susceptible to some serious injuries.
The officer rightfully hits the driver with a number of fines, most notably for driving without due care and attention. The pickup itself was also hit with a major defect for not being roadworthy and if the owner wants to keep driving it, he’ll no doubt have to fit it with a seat and seat belts, at the very least.