Is this a non-drivable Australian car? The driver who told police he bought his Mitsubishi Lancer for $100 has been impounded for obvious reasons
- Police seized a Mitsubishi Lancer
- West Australian car damaged
- The driver of the car has been arrested and charged
The Mitsubishi Lancer lost its hood and had a door impounded after its owner was caught driving a rust and graffiti car on public roads.
The 18-year-old owner – who bought the car for just $100 – was stopped by traffic police on Guildford Road in Bayswater, north-east Perth, on Tuesday.
Photographs taken by the Western Australian Police show one of the green car’s rear doors and hood missing, as well as the rear bumper and number plate.
Every panel on the car was damaged, it had rusty windshield wipers, bald tires, and a missing driver-side door handle.
The front and rear windows were graffitied with some spray work including the signs “Henta cop” and “f**cops”.
The photos revealed the loss of one of the rear passenger doors of the green car, its hood, as well as the rear bumper and number plate
The driver’s seat window was also missing and the brake lights were blacked out (pictured), while the front bumper was zip-tied.
The driver’s seat window was also missing and the brake lights blacked out while the front bumper was zip-tied.
The exact condition of the car’s engine and transmission is unknown.
The owner, an Orelia man, allegedly told police he was driving home and paying $100 to do so, Perth now mentioned.
He was arrested and charged with not having commanding authority.
The 18-year-old also faces separate charges after he was allegedly found with a taser.
He will appear at Perth Magistrates Court on April 24.