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P-plater caught going 176km/h claims he was speeding because he was running late for work

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

The  P-plater covered his face with his hands when stopped. His license was suspended

 

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