The driver of a Subaru charged with speeding has racked up what police say was 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”.
“The Subaru was recorded by PolAir over the next 11 minutes travelling on The Horsley Drive and the Hume Highway to Bass Hill,” police said.
He was pulled over in Bass Hill and produced a provisional licence.
“Highway Patrol officer’s reviewed the PolAir recording and were able to ascertain the driver of the Subaru BRZ exceeded the speed by not more than 10 km/h once, more than 10 km/h once, more than 20 km/h six times, more than 30 km/h twice and more than 45 km/h twice,” police said.
“If issued infringement notices this would equate to $10,252 in monetary fines and a total of 50 demerit points in only 11 minutes of driving.”
Police charged him with driving in a speed/manner dangerous to the public.
He will face Fairfield Local Court on July 27.
Drivers cops 11 demerit points
Another driver in northern NSW copped 10 demerit points for allegedly travelling 47km/h over the speed limit along the New England Highway at Armidale on Monday.
Since Monday was the Queen’s Birthday in NSW it also counted as part of the double-demerit period.
Police allege the man, 26, from Victoria, was driving at 147km/h in a 100km/h zone.
“The driver was stopped and issued an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h,” police said.
“This infringement has a penalty of $935 and 10 demerit points.”
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