A driver on red P-plates has had his car impounded after police made an unusual discovery in the back of his ute during a routine vehicle stop.
At 10am on Sunday in the small Victorian tourist town of Goughs Bay, about 211km northeast of Melbourne, police pulled over a Ford Falcon utility on Walshs Rd, sporting red P-plates, which meant the driver can only have one passenger.
The incident resulted in the 18-year-old driver losing his Ford Falcon for 30 days. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Brendan Beckett
While it appeared there were only two people in the vehicle as police went to conduct a breath test, an officer noticed the rear tray cover of the ute move.
On inspection, three other passengers were found curled up in the tray.
The driver is expected to be charged on summons with driving with a passenger in part of the vehicle designed primarily for the carriage of goods, and P1 Probationary driver drive with more than one peer passenger.
One of the rear tray passengers was also fined.