Mo­torist fined for fail­ing to pull over

Bur­nett po­lice is­sue warn­ing to driv­ers evad­ing of­fi­cers

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS WELCOME - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

BUR­NETT po­lice are warn­ing mo­torists that huge fines ap­ply for evad­ing po­lice af­ter a num­ber of in­ci­dences took place across the district.

A Bowen man in his 20s was de­tected by po­lice al­legedly ex­ceed­ing the speed limit.

It will be al­leged the driver reached speeds of 130kmh on his way to Eidsvold and failed to stop when di­rected to do so by po­lice.

Eidsvold po­lice then spoke to a pass­ing mo­torist who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent.

The reg­is­tered owner was iden­ti­fied and they nom­i­nated the driver.

Eidsvold po­lice is­sued a $1000 fine and the of­fender will face court over other of­fences.

“It’s much bet­ter for driv­ers to stop than put other lives at risk,” Sgt James said.

“Driv­ers who are found guilty of evad­ing po­lice will face a manda­tory fine of $5000 and a two-year li­cence sus­pen­sion.”

The driver will face the Gayn­dah Mag­is­trates Court later next month.

❝ It’s much bet­ter for driv­ers to stop than put other lives at risk.

— Sgt Chris James

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