34kmh over means $480 poorer
A DRIVER who overtook police while speeding 34kmh over the limit has been fined $480.
David Kenneth Acworth was clocked doing 114kmh in an 80kmh zone on July 8.
He was driving on Netherby Road at Gundiah when he overtook a car being driven by officers of the Wide Bay Tactical Crime Squad.
The police activated their lights and sirens and Acworth pulled over.
He was given a notice to appear in court for speeding.
Prosecutor Sergeant Craig Ryan said Acworth had a history of speeding and only had three points left on his licence.
Sgt Ryan did not ask the magistrate to disqualify Acworth’s licence but he said Queensland Transport would probably do the same after deducting more points from Acworth’s licence.
Acworth, 42, said he thought he had nine points left.
Magistrate Dennis Beutel fined Acworth but let him keep his licence.