Senior Constable Steve Smith said the 28-year-old Beaconsfield man was allegedly caught driving along Eaglemount Rd in a Subaru WRX sedan by a speed enforcement patrol at 12.32am on Sunday.
Senior Constable Steve Smith said the 28-year-old Beaconsfield man was allegedly caught driving along Eaglemount Rd in a Subaru WRX sedan by a speed enforcement patrol at 12.32am on Sunday.

Six month ban for suburban speed fiend

A SPEED fiend has been barred from getting behind the wheel of a car for the next six months after he was allegedly caught travelling at 106km/h in a 60km/h zone.

Senior Constable Steve Smith said a speed enforcement patrol clocked the 28-year-old Beaconsfield man who was allegedly driving along Eaglemount Rd in a Subaru WRX sedan at 12.32am Sunday.

"It is alleged that the man was travelling when he was stopped for travelling at 106km/h in a 60km/h zone - 46km/h about the posted speed limit in a residential area," Sen-Const. Smith said.

"The driver allegedly indicated an awareness that he had been accelerating but was not aware of the speed he was travelling."

Sen-Const. Smith said the driver was given a $1245 on-the-spot fine and lost eight demerit points.

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He said the driver's licence was disqualified for six months.

"Exceeding any posted speed limit means that a driver has a restricted ability to respond to an unexpected emergency - this has consequences which can lead to tragedy," Sen-Const. Smith said.

"Respect the speed limit."