A Papua New Guinean man has been fined for crashing his car into a parked car on Stirling Terrace in November, despite not having a licence to drive in WA. Joel Tovo, 27, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday on one charge of having no authority to drive (never held). Police prosecutor Sgt Matt Hartfield told the court Tovo was in the driver’s seat of a Mitsubishi Magna on November 4 as it was parked on Spencer Street facing Stirling Terrace. When Tovo turned the vehicle on, it lurched forward and collided with a parked, unoccupied Toyota LandCruiser, he said. Both cars sustained significant damage and Tovo alerted police to the incident following the collision. The Magna lost its wheel on the front right-hand side before stopping to rest on the footpath, where it stayed overnight outside the University of WA campus building. No one was injured. Tovo’s lawyer Wendy Stewart said the Magna was no longer driveable. Tovo has been in Australia for the last six months and does not hold an Australian driver’s licence. English is not his first language but Tovo did not require a translator for court proceedings. Magistrate Dianne Scaddan said Tovo should not have been driving in the first place. “You can’t drive a car in Western Australia because you don’t have a licence,” she said. Tovo was fined $100.