The two-year fight by Mining Executive over a VERY confusing $ 300 fine for parking in the driveway of his ex-wife on Australia Day is finally coming to an end
- Simon Youds became involved in a legal battle after being hit on a & # 39; roadside & # 39; had parked
- He thought the & # 39; roadside & # 39; his ex-wife's driveway was and was fined $ 300
- The father of the three surrendered after he realized that he could not afford a lawyer
A mine driver who had paid a $ 300 fine for two years for parking on what he thought was his former wife's driveway surrendered.
Simon Youds became involved in a legal battle with the South Perth Council after he was mistakenly placed on a & # 39; edge & # 39; parked on Australia Day and received a fine in 2017 with a fine.
But the father-of-three fell back from the fight because he couldn't afford a lawyer, which could cost up to $ 10,000.
Instead, he must cough up a fine of $ 800, which consists of the first unpaid parking fine and the legal costs of the municipality.
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A mine driver who had paid a $ 300 fine for two years to park on what he thought was his former wife's driveway surrendered
Under the South Perth Council tourist tax parking laws, vehicles must leave the road or roadside.
Mr. Youds appealed against his fine on the grounds that the sign included the term & # 39; roadside & # 39; used in a way that was not clear to the ordinary person.
& # 39; A roadside is something with grass on it. Only because there is a legal term that says that a roadside is something else. That is not communicated, & he said 9News.
& # 39; There should be no parking on the road, roadside, and driveway. & # 39;
Youds appealed his fine based on the fact that the board used the term & # 39; roadside & # 39; used in a way that was not clear to the common man
The council had distributed flyers to residents in the area, explaining that some streets had to be kept clear on the public holiday in the event of a mass evacuation.
He should appeal to his judge in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, but was told that a lawyer could cost him up to $ 10,000.
& # 39; I don't have enough money to make clients so expensive, & # 39; he said.
The father of three thought he had no choice but to admit defeat, which ended the legend.
Simon Youds (photo) became involved in a legal fight with the South Perth Council after being mistakenly placed on a & # 39; edge & # 39; parked on Australia Day and was fined in 2017 with a fine.
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