P-plater clocked at 150km/h on Mitchell Highway was ‘late for work’

END OF THE ROAD: Highway Patrol officers stopped the speeding Jeep on the Mitchell Highway west of Bathurst.
END OF THE ROAD: Highway Patrol officers stopped the speeding Jeep on the Mitchell Highway west of Bathurst.

A P-PLATE driver who told police he was running late for work has lost his licence and his registration plates after being caught speeding on the Mitchell Highway west of Bathurst.

Officers attached to the Darling River Highway Patrol detected a speeding grey Jeep at Guyong about 10.15am on Tuesday.

The Jeep, which was displaying red P-plates when spotted by police, was clocked at 153km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Police stopped the vehicle and the driver produced a P1 licence for officers, which restricts him to a maximum speed of 90km/h.

The driver’s licence was immediately suspended for six months and the registration plates on the man’s vehicle were confiscated for three months.

The P-plater told police he was speeding because he was late for work.