Adult ballet classes put spring back into step
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.
DANCE MOVES: Margaret Hurd is looking forward to sharing the benefits of ballet with others through her adult ballet classes.