Queens­land man caught speed­ing

Mansfield Courier - - Courier Opinions/People -

STA­TION­ARY High­way Pa­trol of­fi­cers caught a white Suzuki wagon trav­el­ling along Mount Buller Road at 45+ kilo­me­tres over the limit.

The man was trav­el­ling to Mount Buller on Au­gust 10 with his wife and nine-yearold daugh­ter at a speed of 148km/h when po­lice clocked him on their speed de­tec­tion radar.

High­way Pa­trol of­fi­cers in­ter­cepted the ve­hi­cle and the man pro­duced a Vic­to­rian li­cence.

Pros­e­cu­tion of­fi­cer Fiona Na­tion told Mag­is­trate David Cot­trill that the ac­cused told High­way Pa­trol that it was the first time that he had driven the road.

At the Mans­field Mag­is­trates Court, the man told Mr Cot­trill the same thing, adding that he was hav­ing a panic at­tack while driv­ing.

“I was driv­ing fast to get off the road,” the man said.

He pro­duced a re­port from his psy­chol­o­gist which was taken into ac­count by Mr Cot­trill.

“I didn’t feel like I was speed­ing though,” the man said.

“I am sorry for my ac­tions, even though it wasn’t on pur­pose.”

The man re­sides in Bris­bane and had flown down to Vic­to­ria for the hear­ing last Wed­nes­day.

“This is my first mis­take – I have been driv­ing since 2012,” he said.

The man was handed a manda­tory 12 month li­cence sus­pen­sion, and fined $820 with con­vic­tion.

PHOTO: Pam Zierk-Ma­honey

NOT FOR­GOT­TEN NOW: Af­ter be­ing aban­doned in Pa­pua New Guinea at the end of World War II, Len Wright looks back on his Air Force ser­vice and join­ing the RSL.

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