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Driver with ‘Not Stolen OK’ plates was also disqualified: police

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Police say the man was caught driving with this painted-over number plate. Photo: SA Police
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A man will face an Adelaide court after he was allegedly caught driving while disqualified, unregistered and uninsured, and with a defaced number plate featuring the words: “Not Stolen OK”.

SA Police said patrols spotted a Mitsubishi sedan travelling along a main road and without its lights on in Adelaide’s north just after 2am on Wednesday

Officers stopped the driver – a 26-year-old Rosetown man – on John Rice Avenue at Elizabeth Vale.

Police said that, on closer inspection, they found that the characters on the number plates had been altered.

“The number plates had in fact been painted over and hand painted with different characters and a helpful message,” police said.

“Further inquiries revealed the driver was disqualified and his vehicle was unregistered and uninsured.”

He was reported for driving while disqualified, with a defaced number plate, and at night without lights.

Police said the man would be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.