Police have fined a driver after he was caught at almost 80km/h over the speed limit at Cariewiloo.
At about 4.30pm on Monday 9 September, Far North Highway Patrol detected a white SUV with NSW plates travelling at 188km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Stuart Highway about 30km north of Port Augusta.
The 27-year-old driver from NSW was issued an on the spot fine in the amount of $1096.00 and gained nine demerit points. He was also issued with an immediate six month loss of licence.
Senior Sergeant Russ Morgan, Far North LSA Operations said, “This is the kind of abject stupidity whilst driving that is contributing to the current road toll. Speeding is one of the fatal five and a crash at this speed would have catastrophic consequences”.