P-plater cops 11 demerit points after allegedly breaking same law twice in a row

Yahoo News Staff
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A teenage boy has been fined more than $3000 and almost a dozen demerit points after he was allegedly caught speeding twice in two hours on the NSW Far North Coast.

NSW police pulled over a red Ford Focus travelling north on the M1 Motorway at Gulmarrad, near Yamba, allegedly travelling up to 140km/hr in a 110km/hr zone just before 12:20pm on Monday.

Officers issued the 17-year-old P1 provisional licensed driver with a suspension notice and a traffic infringement.

He was granted a three-hour exemption to travel back to his home address in Tweed Heads.

A P plate on a red car (left) and a police officer wearing a face mask (right)
A teenage boy has been fined more than $3,000 and almost a dozen demerit points after he was allegedly caught speeding twice in two hours in NSW鈥檚 Far North Coast. Source: Getty stock

Police then say about two hours later the 17-year-old was spotted allegedly travelling up to 163km/hr in a 110km/hr zone on the M1 Motorway at Tanglewood.

The driver was stopped again by police and issued another penalty notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/hr.

In total, the teen driver racked up $3455 in fines and 11 demerit points.

The Ford was parked at a safe location nearby and the teenager was directed to not drive further as his licence was suspended.

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