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4 June, 2021

High range speeding, Farleigh

At about 8.45am on Thursday, June 3, police performing speed enforcement intercepted a Holden Commodore on the Bruce Highway at Farleigh for travelling at 70km/h over the speed limit.

It is alleged the 19-year-old The Leap man was travelling at 170 km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The driver was issued with a $1245 on the spot fine, which will result in the loss of 8 demerit points and a 6 month driver licence disqualification.

Sergeant Nigel Dalton from the Mackay District Crime Prevention Unit said these excessive speeds were unnecessarily dangerous.

“Speeding is completely preventable,” he said.

“However, when it happens, police would much prefer to be the ones who stop the driver rather than see them involved in a serious traffic crash.”

“Police can enforce speed limits – the responsibility of complying with them and making our roads safer belongs to every driver.”

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