A high-profile barrister who was unsuccessfully ordered to change his cheeky customised number plate says it’s “tough s***” if anyone finds it offensive.
Peter Lavac said he didn’t care if anyone was insulted by his choice to have 'LGOPNR' on his yellow Lamborghini.
He claimed hardly anyone would understand it means ‘leg opener’ – and insisted most people find it funny when they are told.
The top lawyer, of Palm Beach, Sydney, received an order from transport bosses to change the plate.
But he challenged the Transport NSW demand in court instead and won, the Mirror reports.
Mr Lavac, who has beaten gangsters and murderers in court during his career, claimed he was simply "taking the p***" out of himself.
The raging driver said: "How can anyone be offended by something if they don't know what the f*** it means?"
"How many other little Aussie battlers who have similar bullying letters?
"How many have caved in and laid down and let them walk all over them because they didn't have my resources or legal expertise to stand up to this and challenge them?
"They are bureaucratic bullies.”
The former Hong Kong crown prosecutor continued: “They are meant to be humorous, tongue-in-cheek, funny and entertaining.
“That is how most people find them when it’s explained to them.
“But how could you possibly construe recreational sex between two consenting adults as ever being offensive or demeaning in any way, shape or form?
"It is tough s*** for anyone who finds it offensive."
He questioned why his plate was not stopped by the authority when he registered it last year, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
And he said he resented anyone who tried to violate his freedom of speech.
Transport NSW Safety, Environment and Regulation deputy secretary Tara McCarthy said it "often took time for the department to pick up on offensive plates".
Source: Read Full Article