You're out: Speeding cricketer cops 12 months

The court heard that Mark Clissold, 22, of Wright Street, was driving his cousin’s vehicle when he was detected by police speeding on the Cobden-Lavers Hill Road on January 25 this year.

The court heard that Mark Clissold, 22, of Wright Street, was driving his cousin’s vehicle when he was detected by police speeding on the Cobden-Lavers Hill Road on January 25 this year.

A CAMPERDOWN man who was clocked driving at 152 kilometres an hour in a 100km/h zone at Jancourt has been fined $850 in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

The court heard that Mark Clissold, 22, of Wright Street, was driving his cousin’s vehicle when he was detected by police speeding on the Cobden-Lavers Hill Road on January 25 this year.

The vehicle was immediately impounded.

Clissold told the court the speeding incident had occurred shortly after he had finished playing cricket and he had been on his way to see his girlfriend.

Magistrate John Lesser told Clissold he was driving at a “serious” speed and if he kept committing such offences he would end up in jail.

He noted Clissold had previous traffic infringements and that he would be able to keep his job without his licence.

Mr Lesser told Clissold the speed he was recorded at was dangerous no matter how good a driver he was.

Clissold might have felt “bullet-proof” but not everyone else on the road felt the same way, the magistrate said.

He told Clissold he needed to treat his driver’s licence with greater respect.

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