Police urge caution after man caught speeding to COVID-19 testing clinic – Lidcombe

Police have fined a man after he was allegedly caught speeding in a Lamborghini to a COVID-19 clinic in Sydney’s west.

About 6.55pm on Monday 30 March 2020, an officer from the Motorcycle Response Group detected the car allegedly travelling up to 160 km/h in a 90km/h zone on the M4 motorway at Lidcombe.

When the 35-year-old driver was stopped, he allegedly told the officer he was on his way to Westmead Hospital to get tested for COVID-19.

The officer, who followed appropriate protocols, issued a traffic infringement notice to the man and suspended his licence.

The man then continued to the clinic to be tested before undergoing mandatory self-isolation.

Commander of Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, has reminded motorists to drive safely on the roads in all circumstances.

“Drivers shouldn’t break the road rules under any circumstances,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

“Speeding endangers the life of motorists as well as pedestrians.”

“If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to seek help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment, or visit a NSW Health COVID-19/Flu assessment clinic should you become unwell.”

“If you are experiencing a medical emergency, contact triple 000,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

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