P-plater caught travelling at an incredible 176kmh claims he was forced to speed at almost three times the limit because he was ‘late for work’
- Teen caught doing 176km/h in a 60km/h zone in Sydney’s western suburbs
- P-plater busted in a Ford Falcon XR6 in a cul-de-sac in Pemulwuy, police say
- ‘I’m late for work’ he allegedly told police when stopped. License suspended
A P-plater accused of travelling at almost triple the speed limit on a western Sydney road has allegedly told police he was running late for work.
The 19-year-old man was detected going 176km/h in a 60km/h zone in a cul-de-sac in Pemulwuy about 6am on Saturday, police said.
The driver, on his red P-plates – which is one step up from a learner’s license – was seen by police as he overtook another motorist on Reconciliation Drive, police said.
NSW Police say they caught a teenaged P-plate motorist doing 176km/h on Saturday morning
The driver, with a male passenger in the front seat next to him, sped up from 155km/h to 176km/h in three seconds and went through a set of traffic lights, police said.
The Ford Falcon XR6, which was registered to another person, was then pulled over, police said.
The driver, who had been on his red P-plates for eight months, had his head on the steering wheel and covered his face with his hands. while a male passenger sat next to him.
Police asked the driver why he was travelling more than 110km/h over the 60km/h speed limit.
He said ‘I’m late for work,’ according to police.
The driver’s licence was immediately suspended and he will have to attend Blacktown Local Court at a later date to face driving charges related to speeding.
The P-plater covered his face with his hands when stopped. His license was suspended