Linehaul driver fined $550 for clocking 135kmh

A LINEHAUL driver has been fined $550 for travelling 35kmh above the speed limit on the Bruce Hwy at Tiaro.

Philip Laurence Lunardon pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court on Wednesday to speeding.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kathryn Stagoll said police clocked Lunardon travelling at 135kmh in a 100kmh zone on July 10.

"He said he didn't know what speed he was travelling at as his speed-o was stuck on 80kmh and flicking up," she said.

Lunardon, who represented himself in court, said the speedometer had only just started playing up and tendered receipts showing he had the instrument fixed.

Magistrate Dean Wilkinson fined Lunardon $550 and ordered he also pay $89.80 for court costs.



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