A Queensland man behind the wheel of a $300,000 Mercedes has been charged after allegedly driving at almost three times the speed limit in Sydney.
NSW Police pulled over a man, 25, driving a Mercedes Benz G63 on Chisholm Road, Auburn, in Sydney’s west on July 28 about 11.44am.
The speed limit along the road is 50km/h but police allege the man was driving at 149km/h which is almost three times the speed limit.
The 25-year-old pulled over and produced a Queensland driver’s licence "without incident".
“In relation to his speed the driver stated ‘there was a gas leak at a building I own’,” police said.
“The driver was charged with driving at a speed dangerous to the public, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and resident three months not obtain NSW licence.
“The driver's Queensland visiting privileges were suspended, but no vehicle sanctions were able to be taken due to the driver not being the owner of the vehicle.”
The 2021 Mercedes G63, which the man was driving, retails for up to $370,000, according to Car Sales.com.au.
In June, NSW Police said officers pulled over a Subaru driver who racked up the equivalent of more than $10,000 worth of fines and 50 demerit points in just 11 minutes.
The man, 23, was seen driving a black Subaru BRZ in Wetherill Park, in western Sydney, on June 2 about 11.34pm at what police alleged was “excessive speeds”.
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