Teenage Boy In Court Over Fake Emergency Truck
A teenage learner driver who allegedly drove a mocked-up emergency truck around Melbourne for months is due to return to court accused of 120 charges.
The 16-year-old is accused of adding flashing lights and a siren to a truck before he tore along busy roads, later claiming to be exempt from a speeding fine.
It was reported the teenager responded to several traffic accidents in the kitted-out truck, offering first-aid assistance.
The boy is facing 120 charges allegedly committed between February and October of 2017, including posing as an emergency vehicle driver as he sped through the busy Burnley Tunnel.
He was arrested in October after dash-cam footage surfaced online, showing a modified truck in Bayside with its lights flashing and siren blaring.
He is also charged with committing insurance fraud to gain money and illegally leasing an office suite.
The boy is due to face a children's court on Wednesday.