Joyriding ‘young fools’ end up getting stranded on the beach all night after their ute gets bogged – here’s how they avoided a massive fine
- A pair of provisional drivers were caught red handed after joyriding overnight
- Locals helped the boys free the car just before lifeguards started morning patrol
- A local described them as ‘very lucky’ as they avoided heavy fines and penalties
A pair of young hooligans on a beach joyride have narrowly escaped a hefty towing fee or fine after their late night jaunt took a turn when their ute became bogged in the sand.
The two young men were photographed on Monday morning attempting to dig their LDV ute out of the sand on Bilgola Beach, on Sydney‘s northern beaches.
The driver appeared to be on a provisional licence with their P-plate still attached to the ute’s front number plate as they desperately tried to dig themselves out of the soft sand.
‘Two young fools decided to joy ride on Bilgola Beach overnight. Still there and will be there for sometime,’ the poster wrote on the Newport Community Facebook page.
The local who posted the photos told Daily Mail Australia his ‘wife first spotted them stuck at about 6am’.
A pair of joyriders have been caught bogged down at a north Sydney Beach after driving on the beach overnight
The photos posted to the Newport Community Facebook Page show the boys frantically digging to get their car out of the sand, before a team of locals helped the boys escape
‘Not sure if they were locals and not sure if they had been there most of the night digging themselves out or whether it was an very early morning joy ride gone wrong,’ he said.
‘They eventually were able to escape at about 9.15am with the help of a few people who came to their assistance.
‘They were very lucky as the council lifeguards were about to start duty and I imagine if they did not get off when they did the council and police would have became involved and issued some heavy penalties’.
A man in high-vis was photographed walking towards the pair to lend a helping hand.
An employee at nearby a nearby café, Zuni at Billy’s, said they saw a tow truck driving down towards the beach, however the car was already being freed.
If your car needs to be towed in NSW, the towing company immediately sends a $215 invoice in the mail.
Local members of the Facebook page took to the comments section on the post to drag the pair.
A man in high-vis appeared to approach the young pair to help them get their car free
‘What kind of idiot would drive their car onto a beach and get stuck?’ one user commented.
‘Young fools run free,’ another wrote.
‘Should of been carrying their max-tracks,’ a third commented.
‘They are lucky it’s not king tides,’ a fourth added.
A NSW Police spokesperson said no complaint about the stranded car had been filed to them.