Cop’s fine fight costly

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

A FOR­MER Queens­land traf­fic cop has warned against con­test­ing speed­ing fines af­ter he was billed more than $6000 for a brief ap­pear­ance in the Bris­bane Mag­is­trates Court.

Fraser Coast res­i­dent John Pow­ley was clocked at 7km/h over the 60km/h speed limit on Box­ing Day, 2015.

In con­test­ing the fine, Mr Pow­ley’s costs to­talled $6098.

A po­lice spokesman said Mr Pow­ley was told he would be li­able for costs if he was un­suc­cess­ful at trial. “The costs of the pros­e­cu­tion are sought in all in­stances where in­fringe­ments de­riv­ing from cam­er­ade­tected of­fences pro­ceed to trial and the pros­e­cu­tion is suc­cess­ful,” the spokesman said.

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