Two days ago, I received a txt from a constable from the Queanbeyan Police (Monaro District). He told me that someone had lodged a police complaint that I had scratched her car, at a shopping centre carpark by backing into her, and did not leave my details. I told the police that I did not crash into any cars, backed up by my wife as a passenger. I told him that when I parked the car, I retract my wing mirrors and drove straight into the bay. On leaving, the space in front of me was empty and I drove straight ahead through. He claimed that the woman alleges that her daughter was in her car while she was elsewhere shopping, and there was a witness, and she took some photos. I told him that is incorrect, I did not reverse at all during the whole parking procedure, and why did she, or the witness not leave a message on my vehicle if they think I did the deed. The police then said that I can be charged for not exchanging details but I said that there was no crash, and there was no one to exchange details with. The so called witness did not approach me but the police said she does not have to. The incident was supposed to have taken place 4-5 days prior.
Anyway, advice on what actions I should take. Also seeking the following information. Can the police in NSW charged someone for not exchanging details in a private car park (shopping centre's), when I did not believe that I had an accident, no one approach me to ask for my details ,e tc. I am meeting with the police next Wednesday to look at photos. What information do I need to give to the police; apart from my name and address. Do I need to give him my mobile no (which he has obviously as he rang me) and my insurance company? I requested the police report in order to prepare my Defence but the police told me that I have to pay $40. Also, the woman alleges he left her young daughter alone in her parked car. Is that an offence under NSW law? I wonder why the police didn't charge her for that when she made that statement to them.
Also, apart from my wife, earlier that day, I took my car to an autoelectrician and a body shop, to get quotes on fixing a fault, I went back to them after the police phone call and they can testify that there has been no indication that the car was involved in a skirmish since I last brought it to them.
Any advice is appreciated, I am stressed out. I have two instances of such in
Sydney, two in Canberra, and now the current one in Queanbeyan NSW. That's because I own four upmarket cars, a Porshce, Mercedes, Lexus and BMW, and being Asian, these people approach me claiming all sorts of misdeeds on my part, and demanding money. I have fobbed all of them off, by asking him for the Drivers's Licences. But this time, there is a police report. The constable told me that he rather have me provide the details to him so that the insurance companies can do their part, rather than him charging me for not exchanging information.