Bankstown tow truck driver disqualified for police tirade

Department of Customer Service

A Bankstown tow truck driver who was caught speeding through a school zone with no
seatbelt on and subsequently calling a police officer “a chicken sh*t” has had his licence
disqualified.

NSW Fair Trading banned Sam Hannoun from holding a towing certificate for two years after
an incident that took place on March 26 2020.

Mr Hannoun was declared a not and fit and proper person following an altercation with NSW
Police that resulted in him being charged and convicted of two indictable offences against
the Crimes Act 1900, including resisting an officer whilst in the execution of his duty and
intimidating a police officer in the execution of his duty without causing actual bodily harm.

The court found that Mr Hannoun made threats toward the police officer and
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