The police fined me £280 on the spot for a driving offence I didn’t even know existed – they breath and drug tested me | The Sun

A WOMAN was slapped with a £280 fine for a driving offence she didn't even know existed.

The video was uploaded to TikTok by @c1darella and has had thousands of views.

Lucinda McGarrity from Melbourne has learned a valuable lesson after breaking a misunderstood rule.

Apparently, she didn't know that it's illegal to drive through a yellow amber light where she lives.

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Police caught her in Rathdowne Street in Carlton, Australia, on Monday 16th January.

She said in the TikTok video: "They say you learn something new every day.


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"And today, I learnt that it is illegal to drive through an amber light unless it's 100% necessary to do so.

"There were police sirens, I was pulled over in front of Florian — mind you if you’re from Melbourne you know, so that was embarrassing.

"Everyone’s eating salmon gravlax and tomato tartan while getting the show of their life."

She was then drug-tested and breath tested while 'bawling her eyes out.'

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Sadly, Lucinda McGarrity got a $500 fine, which equates to around £280 in the UK.

She ended the video by saying: "So anyway, don’t drive through amber lights."

The video has had more than 54,800 views and nearly 3,000 comments.

TikTok users in the comments were divided.

One said: "Fight the fine, it’s so extreme. Try to get out of it!"

But another person said: "How did you get your license without knowing this?

"Why is everyone focused on the fine, FFS people she doesn’t know basic road rules!!"

A third said: "How do they justify such a high fine for such a small offence."

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