B-double clocked at 152km/h; driver suspended

NSW truck driver loses licence and cops hefty fine after being caught travelling 152km/h on the Hume Highway

By Brad Gardner | August 31, 2010

A NSW truck driver has lost his licence and been fined almost $3000 after being caught travelling 152km/h on the Hume Highway.

Police caught the driver about 3:50am yesterday at Mittagong and suspended his licence for six months for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h. The 27-year-old driver from Richmond was also fined $2828.

He was working for a company at the time, but a spokesman for the NSW Police declined to release the name of both parties.

The driver told officers he sped because he had overslept and was going to be late delivering a load of frozen foods.

The spokesman says there is no evidence from the driver he was pressured by his employer to break the speed limit to deliver freight.

"He hasn’t given us any indication of that," the spokesman says.

"I don’t think there is a wider investigation by police."

The driver has the option of challenging the penalty if he chooses to take the matter to court.

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