Abdul Rahim Bin Sapawi, 18, had his Malaysian licence suspended for six months after he was caught driving more than 40km/h above the speed limit.
Abdul Rahim Bin Sapawi, 18, had his Malaysian licence suspended for six months after he was caught driving more than 40km/h above the speed limit.

Teen caught speeding more than 40km/h over limit

A TEENAGER who was caught driving more than 40km/h over the speed limit has faced court for getting behind the wheel again.

Abdul Rahim Bin Sapawi, 18, had his Malaysian licence suspended for six months from January 9, after he was caught speeding in November.

He came to the attention of police again on January 27 when he was pulled over on Nicklin Way at Wurtulla.

"Checks conducted showed his licence was the subject of a high speed suspension … " police prosecutor Jeanette Grigoris said.

"The defendant stated he recalls being fined, however, stated he was unaware his licence was suspended as he did not receive any correspondence."

He told police he had recently moved to Caloundra West.

At Caloundra Magistrates Court today Sapawi pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, suspended for speeding at more than 40km/h over the limit.

Sapawi told Magistrate Stephanie Tonkin he was studying at a college in Caloundra West.

"It's very concerning to see that speeding offence," Ms Tonkin said.

"It's very silly for anyone but even worse for an 18-year-old who hasn't done much driving."

He was fined $400 and his licence was disqualified for six months.

The conviction was recorded.


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