Holden driver clocked speeding 158k/h in 80km zone: Melbourne on Princes Highway, Brooklyn: Baby

Driver’s unbelievable excuse after being pulled over speeding at 158km/h in an 80 zone with an unrestrained child in the back

  • Driver clocked doing 78km/h over limit on one of Melbourne’s busiest roads
  • Allegedly told police he was speeding as he was desperate to get to toilet
  • Police shocked to allegedly find a child unrestrained in the passenger seat
  • Truganina man, 40 will face court and must surrender his car at a later date 

A driver has given police an unusual excuse as to why he was allegedly busted speeding twice the limit with an unrestrained child in the passenger seat.

Highway patrol officers were patrolling the Princes Highway at Brooklyn in Melbourne‘s west on Wednesday morning when they allegedly detected a Holden doing 158km/h in a 80km/h zone.

Police pulled over the driver and were shocked to allegedly find a ‘young unrestrained child’ also in the car.

The driver allegedly told police he was speeding because he had an upset stomach and needed to go to the toilet.

A man was clocked doing 78km/hr over the speed limit on the Princes Highway in Melbourne

A man was clocked doing 78km/hr over the speed limit on the Princes Highway in Melbourne

A Truganina man, 40, was charged with speeding dangerously, exceeding the speed limit and having an unrestrained child in the car.

He will face court at a later date and must also surrender his car after police allowed him to continue his desperate search for a toilet.

Police have since shared a photo of the speed radar’s reading from the incident.

Luckily for the driver, Victoria doesn’t enforce double demits on public holidays.

Victoria has started its four day long weekend with the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II and the AFL grand final public holiday on Friday.

Extra police will be on the roads as part of Operation Scoreboard.

Victoria highway patrol officers will be on the lookout for more speeding drivers over the four day long weekend (stock image)

Victoria highway patrol officers will be on the lookout for more speeding drivers over the four day long weekend (stock image)

Motorists are reminded double demits are now in place until 11.59pm Sunday in  NSW and ACT.

They will remain in place until 11.59pm Monday in Western Australia due to the state’s Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Northern Territory don’t have double demerits.

In Queensland, double demerits apply year round for a second offence within 12 months.

Double demerits remain in place until 11.59pm Sunday on NSW and ACT roads (stock image)

Double demerits remain in place until 11.59pm Sunday on NSW and ACT roads (stock image) 

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