Shocking: Cops catch CQ motorist at amazing speed
A 39 YEAR OLD man has copped a significant fine after being clocked at almost 80km/h over the speed limit on his way home from work near Middlemount last Friday.
Around 9am on February 9, a Road Policing Command officer detected his Ford Falcon reaching 178km/hour in a 100km/hour zone on Fitzroy Development Road at Jellinbah.
The driver was issued with a high range speeding infringement which includes a $1,077 fine, the loss of eight demerit points and a six-month suspension.
A Police spokesperson said "we hope our intervention will make this Falcon driver think twice before trying to fly home again.
"Excess speed is a contributing factor in approximately one in five fatal traffic crashes on Queensland roads."