Driver racks up 392 demerit points and $54,000 fine

A motorcyclist has been slapped with $54,000 in speeding fines, or the equivalent of 392 demerit points, after racking up 55 speeding offences over three months.

The 22-year-old is accused of reaching speeds up to 178km/h on numerous streets across Brisbane between October and December.

On January 2, an off-duty officer spotted the man’s Suzuki GSXR-600 with stolen plates reading ‘RUNIT’ in a hotel carpark.

He was arrested shortly after and given a drug test, which was positive, police said.

Pictured left is footage of the man in a tunnel. Pictured right is the man during his arrest. Source: Queensland police
A motorcyclist has been slapped with $54,000 in speeding fines, or the equivalent of 392 demerit points, after racking up 55 speeding offences over three months. Source: Queensland police

Inside the man’s backpack, officers said they found methylamphetamine, a set of scales, 13 Queensland and NSW driver’s licences, four Australian passports, one UK passport and 13 Medicare cards.

He has been charged with 36 offences, including drug driving, evading police, disobeying the speed limit and breaching a domestic violence order.

He was also handed 55 traffic infringements for speeding.

Pictured are 13 Queensland and New South Wales driver licences, four Australian passports, one UK passport and 13 Medicare cards police said they found in the man's bag. Source: Queensland police
Police said they found 13 Queensland and New South Wales driver licences, four Australian passports, one UK passport and 13 Medicare cards in the man's bag. Source: Queensland police

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 3.

“It cannot be overstated the potential devastating impact of driving behaviour such as what is alleged to have occurred,” Acting Superintendent Peter Flanders said.

“For one rider to be charged and also receive 55 speeding notices for alleged offences committed on Brisbane streets is deplorable.”

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