Driver suspended to 2036 caught speeding

ALLEGEDLY driving at high speeds in a stolen vehicle has landed a man disqualified from driving until 2036 in further trouble.

Police were conducting mobile speed enforcement duties on the Pacific Hwy at Mororo, about 60km north of Grafton, shortly before 6.30pm on Christmas Eve when they saw two vehicles being driven south allegedly at high speed.

The drivers were stopped and investigations revealed one of the vehicles, a black Holden utility, had been reported stolen from near Newcastle on December 21.

A 24-year-old man driving the ute was arrested.

A licence check then revealed the man's licence had been suspended until 2036.

The man, from Mayfield, was taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with:

  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
  • Exceed speed by more than 30km/h
  • Break and enter house etc steal
  • Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
  • Dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception

He was refused bail to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court on Christmas Day.

The driver of the second vehicle, a Ford Focus hatchback, was issued with an infringement notice for speeding.      



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