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NSW Police drop case against Aysha Mehajer over non-compliant Mercedes

Aysha Mehajer, wife of the embattled Auburn deputy mayor, has claimed a small victory after police dropped its traffic case against the former beautician over her $250,000 Mercedes. 

Ms Mehajer was prepared to challenge in court a defective vehicle notice, issued when she was behind the wheel of a "brand new" Mercedes G63. 

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The 29-year-old was pulled over last October after police claimed her luxury car's side exhaust did not comply with Australian standards. 

Her husband Salim Mehajer said at the time his other half was "told to walk home". 

Ms Mehajer sought to have the infringement notice overturned in Burwood Local Court. 

Driving vehicles in contravention of the prohibitions or conditions of a defect notice carries a fine of up to $2200.

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However, she has been saved the fight with NSW Police dropping the matter on Tuesday. 

The registrar withdrew and dismissed the matter in Burwood Local Court.

Ms Mehajer was not in court on Tuesday morning. 

After his wife was served with the infringement notice, Cr Mehajer posted on Facebook a letter from Mercedes Benz, supporting the claim that the side exhaust complied with Australian standards. 

"After they wasted three weeks of our lives and trying to tarnish our names; The vehicle was indeed legal," he wrote.

Commenting after Tuesday's outcome, Cr Mehajer said he and his wife had co-operated with police and justice had prevailed. 

"However it is still rather upsetting that the police had made such an error in judgment at the time when they had pulled Aysha to the side of the road for vehicle examination," he told Fairfax Media.

"I hope that this incident will establish a precedent for others that may have found themselves in such a situation."

Offering some advice, Cr Mehajer said others should contact their manufacturer to check facts about a vehicle and "always challenge for the truth".

While Ms Mehajer has finalised her court matter, her husband still faces battles on multiple fronts.

The Australian Federal Police is pursuing Cr Mehajer and several associates for electoral fraud.

He faces up to 10 years behind bars of convicted.

Cr Mehajer last week appealed a decision by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to suspend him from council for failing to declare his financial interest in a commercial property when voting on changes adding $1 million to its value.

The suspension took effect on January 29. Justice Peter Garling, who heard Mr Mehajer's appeal, reserved his decision. 

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