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Old 22 October 2008, 12:58   #51
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Does the term "Innocent until proven guilty" have any bearing here?
no he wasn't being charged with an offence. He was being warned that the officer believed he was/may be commiting an offence. In the event that he chose to continue doing so and charges brought then the burden of proof lies with the prosecution, and I am sure it would have been chucked out in court. The difference here is the OP is looking for compensation for his additional costs, the burden of proof is now on him to show that the police incorrectly advised him.

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with no information to base that on (other than a wild-assed guess.)
we call that "suspicion" in this country! it wasn't impounded (that would have cost him much more!) - had the officer wished to bring charges he would have needed to make arrangements for the trailer to be weighed.
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Old 27 October 2008, 06:20   #52
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Thought I'd give the final ending to the story, recovery truck driver who piggy backed us the final 1 mile to our destination was a top notch lad and only charged us the bare minimum as he was gonig that way anyway.

So, all in all, not a bad ending, just will always need to make sure that all the information that the boys (and girls) in blue might want on a stop is with the vessel.

I slight inconvenience, but no harm done.
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Old 27 October 2008, 06:26   #53
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Thought I'd give the final ending to the story, recovery truck driver who piggy backed us the final 1 mile to our destination was a top notch lad and only charged us the bare minimum as he was gonig that way anyway.

So, all in all, not a bad ending, just will always need to make sure that all the information that the boys (and girls) in blue might want on a stop is with the vessel.

I slight inconvenience, but no harm done.
So what does it weigh?
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just will always need to make sure that all the information that the boys (and girls) in blue might want on a stop is with the vessel.
What about fitting a number plate with a yellow reflective background and the standard lettering in a visible position? And the lighting board in the correct position? I suspect that use of a proper propellor cover may be advisable as well.
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She weighed in just shy of 650kg,

new light and plate bar fitted.
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Have you been back to the porkers with the weighbridge certificate?
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