Australian police officers have been out in force over the past week, slapping fines on anyone and everyone who attempts to break the country’s strict isolation rules. If you are caught outside for home for purposes deemed not-essential, you could face a hefty penalty. It’s enough to keep the average bloke locked up and out of sight, but one McClaren 650S driver in Sydney has proved he is anything but average.
The 45-year-old man was asked to pull over while driving the $265,000 supercar, according to the Daily Mail. King Cross Area Command Police said when they asked him where he was going, the driver said he was going to Wolloomooloo for petrol with a friend, despite living 30 kilometres away in Fairfield. When asked why he was out on a non-essential joyride, he quipped backed that driving was a “form of exercise”. The cops weren’t buying it, however, and our faithful hero and his 60-year-old passenger were each slapped with a $1,000 fine.
Now the average man would have copped it sweet and headed home, but as we mentioned earlier, the fella in question is no average man. Police say the man responded to the fine by saying: “Do what you want mate, I don’t care. This $1,000 fine won’t hurt with my $15 million.” Oh, it must be nice to have money.
While we can’t vouch for the actions of the man in question, it goes without saying that frivolous acts of stupidity shouldn’t go unpunished. If you’re thinking of heading out for a friendly day on the road, think again. Cops are hitting the beat hard, so stay home, stay safe and stay fine-free.