‘Putting people at risk’: Charleville man faces court for speeding
A YOUNG Charleville man has been slapped with a hefty fine and disqualified from driving for six months after he was clocked travelling at breakneck speeds on the Mitchell Highway.
Angus Scott Kennewell pleaded guilty to disobeying the speed limit – a type two vehicle related offence in the Charleville Magistrates Court on October 19.
Police prospector sergeant Caroline Boodnikoff told the court at about 3.15pm on August 27, Charleville police were conducting speed detections on the Mitchell Highway, 20km south of Charleville.
They clocked the defendant’s car going 144km/hr.
There were three other occupants in the car with Kennewell being the driver.
He told police there was no emergent reason for him to be speeding however he wanted to be home before his younger siblings got home from school.
Magistrate Peter Saggers told the court this was the second time he has been caught driving at high speeds.
“I’ve imposed the same fine as if you were to have gotten a speeding ticket,” he said.
“But it’s starting to get expensive for you and you’re losing your licence for significant periods of time.
“When you get your licence back, it’s going to be a total of 18 months in two years that you’ve gone without a licence.
“You’ve got to think about how you drive a car, you’re putting people at risk going at that speed.”
Kennewell was fined $1245 and disqualified from driving for six months.