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Motocross rider caught doing 190kmh on the Range

SPEEDSTER: Michael Rains, pictured competing in motocross, faced court yesterday after police caught him speeding on the Mount Morgan Range.
SPEEDSTER: Michael Rains, pictured competing in motocross, faced court yesterday after police caught him speeding on the Mount Morgan Range. FILE

FLYING down the highway at 190kmh is one way to get the attention of police.

That's what happened to Michael Douglas Rains when he decided to speed on his motorcycle.

The 22-year-old was caught on the Mount Morgan Range flying well above the speed limit - and he had the proof after capturing it all on camera.

Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday heard there had been a camera fixed to Rains' motorcycle.

Police patrolling in the area could hear the motorcycle engine revving and managed to catch Rains on the highway.

The court heard he "just wanted to see how fast he could go".

The video footage was seized by police, who charged Rains with dangerous operation of a vehicle.

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll said the result could have been catastrophic.

He fined Rains $1800 and disqualified him from driving for 12 months.

Mr O'Driscoll was concerned about the use of the camera and ordered it to be forfeited to the Crown.

Along with the loss of his licence, Rains' motorcycle was impounded for 90 days.

Another matter in the Magistrates Court yesterday saw Mark Phillip Urquhart lose his licence for drink driving.

Around midnight on March 6, Urquhart was stopped by police for an RBT.Urquhart told police he had four to five nips of bourbon with cola three hours before driving.

He had a blood alcohol limit of 0.111%. He was fined $850 and disqualified from driving for six months.

Topics:  camera motorcycle police rockhampton magistrates court speeding



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