Driver caught 71kmh over the speed limit

A MAN was clocked going more than double the speed limit in a bid to outrun his driving curfew.

Richard Paul Mcquillan-Martin pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday to driving over the speed limit.

The court heard earlier this month Richard Paul Mcquillan-Martin was apprehended by police on Fitzroy St, Rockhampton after he was clocked at 131km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The defendant told the court he was in a rush to get home due to a curfew restriction on his licence which prohibits him from driving between 11pm and 5am.

Mcquillan-Martin was ordered to pay a $1137 fine for speeding and a $400 fine for driving outside his curfew restriction.

In one of the worst speeding cases in Central Queensland in March this year Aaron David Cook led police on a high speed chase through Central Queensland reaching speeds of 192km/h while under the influence of ice.

He was sentenced to 21 months in jail.


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