Adult bal­let classes put spring back into step

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - BY ANITA

AN Uber driver who was caught trav­el­ling at al­most 160 kilo­me­tres per hour on the Hume Free­way can­not drive in Vic­to­ria for at least 12 months.

Muham­mad Khan, 35, of Rooty Hill, pleaded guilty to driv­ing at a speed dan­ger­ous be­fore Mag­is­trate David Faram at Wan­garatta Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Heath Dosser told the court Wan­garatta High­way Pa­trol mem­bers were con­duct­ing static speed checks on the Hume Free­way be­tween Great Alpine and Bowser roads.

He said of­fi­cers at about 8.05pm ob­served the ac­cused driv­ing a blue Mazda with New South Wales reg­is­tra­tion at 158 kilo­me­tres per hour in the 110 kilo­me­tres per hour zone.

Khan told po­lice he had been lis­ten­ing to his favourite song and must have got car­ried away and for­got to check the speedome­ter, the court heard.

Mr Faram said the speed he reached was “way too fast” and it was likely he would lose his li­cence in New South Wales fol­low­ing the con­vic­tion.

The ac­cused was con­victed and fined $1000, to be paid in four months, and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing in Vic­to­ria for a min­i­mum of 12 months.

PHOTO: Mel Guy

DANCE MOVES: Mar­garet Hurd is look­ing for­ward to shar­ing the ben­e­fits of bal­let with oth­ers through her adult bal­let classes.

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