Gympie man clocked at 195kmh

A GYMPIE man who was clocked driving at nearly double the speed limit on Tin Can Bay Road was tracked down by police and given a high-speed ticket and an automatic licence disqualification.

Senior Constable Robert Martin was heading in the opposite direction to the driver of a Holden Commodore on Friday afternoon when the mobile radar detected it doing 195kmh.

Acting officer in charge of Tin Can Bay police station Senior Constable Damien Callander said by the time Snr Const Martin turned the police car around, the Commodore had disappeared.

“He managed to grab the rego number and tracked him down with excellent police investigation,” Snr Const Callander said. “He interviewed the driver the next day and he made full admissions.”

Snr Constable Callander said the offender was an open-licensed driver who lived in the Gympie area.

“He was issued with a high-speed infringement notice which incurs a six-month automatic disqualification and $933 fine,” he said.

Gympie Times


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