Masturbating driver fined for 'bizarre' pleasure cruise
Posted Wed Jan 7, 2009 1:21pm AEDT
Updated Wed Jan 7, 2009 2:08pm AEDT
A Darwin man has been fined $2,000 for filming himself masturbating while speeding along the Stuart Highway.
The man is already in jail until August after pleading guilty to carrying cannabis in the car boot and two plants on the back seat.
Brenton Alan Erhardt, 39, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Magistrates Court to dangerous driving.
He was pulled over by police on the Stuart Highway in July speeding at 147 kilometres per hour, south of Daly Waters.
He admitted to officers he filmed himself masturbating while driving from Adelaide to Darwin.
He also pleaded guilty to driving unlicensed, carrying two cannabis smoking pipes, administering the drug and carrying a loaded rifle.
Magistrate Sue Oliver says the driving was bizarre to say the least and conduct she expects of someone much younger.
Masturbating driver fined for 'bizarre' pleasure cruise - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
And the original story:
July 31, 2008 12:00am
A MAN has filmed himself speeding at 150km/h while masturbating at the wheel of his drug-laden car, a court heard today.
A TERRITORY man filmed himself speeding at 150km/h while masturbating at the wheel of his drug-laden car, a court heard.
His Holden SV6 was allegedly laden with 5kg of drugs, including two cannabis plants resting on the back seat, the court was told.
Brendon Alan Erhardt, 39, was granted bail so he could marry his girlfriend of six months before he goes to jail.
Prosecutor Sergeant Melinda Edwards said in court the father-of-three told police he "had masturbated while driving' just before he was stopped for speeding on the 130km/h stretch of the Stuart Hwy.
"(He) also video recorded himself masturbating while travelling at a speed of 150km/h.'
Sgt Edwards said Mr Erhardt -- who was disqualified from driving -- also told officers his act was "not dangerous' as the "only person he could hurt was himself'.