When an Australian man was caught driving without a licence, he tried to dodge a fine by telling police he urgently needed to deliver condoms to his cousin.

When an Australian man was caught driving without a licence, he tried to dodge a fine by telling police he urgently needed to deliver condoms to his cousin.


According to , Magistrate David Loadman in Darwin heard how Lee Collinson, 24, was pulled over by officers in October last year.


When asked why he was driving without a licence, he said: "My cousin was about to (have sex with) this girl and he needed his bum bag because it had his condoms in it."


In his ruling, Loadman said: "Carrying condoms to a mate who is in desperate need must be something much better than the good Samaritan ever did.


"I cannot imagine that this woman, about to embrace passionately, is waiting for the condom arrival. Bizarre in the extreme."


He told Collinson: "When the Poms ask Australians to define mateship, your circumstances could serve as a very good example."


Collinson, of Darwin, was fined the equivalent of R500. Outside court he said: "I don't regret my actions and I would do it again. My cousin is like a brother to me.


"And at least he was practising safe sex. He was being responsible. He got the condoms and I think he had a good night," he added.