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[Vic]Driver clocked at 209 - Speed outrages magistrate

Postby Richmeister » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:08 am

A DRIVER caught speeding at more than 200 kmh on one of central Victoria's most notorious roads has been described as outrageous by a Bendigo magistrate.

Glen Thompson, 21, told police he was tired after a long week at work when he was nabbed travelling at 209 kmh on the Calder Highway, near Ravenswood, last year.


http://bendigo.yourguide.com.au/detail. ... _id=452945

The charge carries a maximum fine of $34,000 or two years' imprisonment.


Would love to see a magistrate hand that one out!
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Postby TMU622 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:15 pm

I have to put my hand up for nabbing this one. He might have got away with it except he was driving a Ford XR8! Easy intercept!!
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Postby Richmeister » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:59 pm

I take it you weren't driving the Yellow Peril that shift? ;-)
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Postby Slattery » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:13 pm

I'm still trying to work out wht you charged him with that has that as a maximum penalty???
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Postby APF » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:38 pm

COnduct endangering perhaps?

Conduct likely to cause serious injury?

Have to dig out the book to have a look. The speeding alone sure as hell wont do it!
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Postby Hwy612 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:31 pm

And that is why there will always be a road toll, drivers like that one.
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Postby TMU622 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:34 pm

You know I was seriously tempted to give him a ticket which would have suspended him for for a year but couldn't bring myself to do it. I had to run the gauntlet at court to get a half decent magistrate who might give a half decent penalty. I think the penalty was okay. He pleaded guilty to Speed Dangerous. No way known would a charge of Conduct Endangering have been authorised let alone prosecuted.
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Postby Slattery » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:20 pm

and what was the penalty dished out for speed dangerous?
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Postby TMU622 » Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:46 am

$2000 fine and disqualified for one year! Trust me up here that's a good penalty.
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Postby Slattery » Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:50 pm

Made it worthwhile briefing im then as the ticket wouldve been only $440 odd, lol.
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