Man caught travelling more than double speed limit at Coffs Harbour

A man has received more than $3,000 in fines and lost six demerit points after allegedly travelling more than double the sign-posted speed limit on a Coffs Harbour road.

About 8.20pm yesterday (Thursday 6 August 2020), officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting patrols on Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour, when they noticed a Mazda CX5 allegedly travelling at more than 110km/hr in a sign-posted 50km/hr zone.

Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver – a 29-year-old man.

He was subject to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he underwent a secondary breath analysis which allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.079.

The man was issued with a Penalty Infringement Notice for the offence of drive with low-range PCA and exceed speed limit-over 45km/hr.

He lost six demerit points and was fined a total of $3,101.

His licence was also suspended.

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