A WINSLOW P-plater who was clocked with a mate travelling at 151km/h has lost his licence for a year.
Dylan Hampton, 20, of Thwaites Road, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to driving at a dangerous speed.
He was convicted and fined $1500 with $110.40 costs and had his driver’s licence disqualified for 12 months.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said it was the second time Hampton had been caught speeding in the past 12 months and he described the manner of the driving as incredibly foolish and dangerous.
He said if Hampton did not change his driving habits there was a good chance he would become a road fatality statistic.
Police allege at just after 9pm on July 6, a Koroit officer watched two vehicles travelling behind one another. A white Ford utility driven by Hampton was being followed by a friend in a Ford sedan.
The police officer watched the vehicles travel down High Street and Commercial Road before following them east.
They estimated their speed between 110-115km/h in both 100km/h and 80km/h zones.
The vehicles were close when they travelled down Burrells Flat Road at Southern Cross when the police officer recorded the co-accused’s speed between 128km/h and 166km/h.
The radar locked on the co-accused’s vehicle at 151km/h.
The police officer intercepted both drivers and they checked the speed on the radar.
The officer said it had been raining, the roads were wet and it was dark.
Hampton said he was sorry for his offending.
“I just wanted to get home. It was just stupid,” he said.