17 November 2022

BMW clocked at 148 km/h in Gilmore, P-plater fined for 'fish-tailing' his ute

| Claire Fenwicke
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Speed camera and licence

This was the second time this Calwell man was caught going more than 45 km/h over the posted speed limit. Photo: ACT Policing.

One driver will have his licence suspended and another is one demerit point from a suspension after they were caught by ACT Policing driving dangerously.

In the first incident, police were undertaking a targeted early-morning operation when they detected a grey BMW 330i sedan speeding at 148 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the Monaro Highway, Gilmore, at 6:25 am on Wednesday (16 November).

The 45-year-old driver from Calwell was fined $1841 and copped six demerit points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 km/h.

Further police checks revealed he’d previously been caught speeding by more than 45 km/h in May 2021.

Including this recent incident, it meant he had enough demerit points applied to his licence that it was suspended.

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In an unrelated incident, an 18-year-old P-plater was busted fish-tailing his Ford utility around a Chisholm roundabout.

The Isabella Plains man’s dangerous driver was captured on a dash-cam at about 4:25 pm on Monday (14 November).

Police later spoke with the man and issued an infringement notice for improper use of a motor vehicle, which resulted in a $700 fine and three demerit points.

As P-platers only have four points available on their licences, if he’s caught breaking the road rules in the next 12 months, his licence will be suspended.

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Meanwhile my mercedes is written off by a guy in a car he didn’t own, unlicensed and nothing gets done.

C’mon, the road is clearly wet and we could be pleased that he didn’t crash.

Hardly DK from Tokyo Drift

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