Disqualified driver charged after travelling more than 50km/h over speed limit at Hunter

A disqualified driver will face Court after she was allegedly detected travelling nearly twice the speed limit in the Hunter Region.

About 11.30am this morning (Sunday 22 November 2020), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducing speed enforcement duties on John Renshaw Drive at Black Hill, when they detected a Hyundai Elantra sedan allegedly travelling at 116km/h in a 60km/h road work zone.

A short time later, police stopped the driver, a 29-year-old woman. Checks conducted by police showed she was a disqualified driver.

It will be alleged in Court the road surface where the offence took place was loosely laid newly paved surface with no lane markings and was driving with a two-year-old child secured in the back seat.

The woman was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station where she was charged with driving at a speed dangerous, exceed speed by more than 45km/h and drive whilst disqualified – 2nd offence.

The woman from Dungog was refused bail and is due to appear before Maitland Local Court on Monday 23 November 2020.

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