A MAN who drove a Porsche at 151 kilometres an hour on the Princes Highway at Illowa has been disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined $2000.
Malcolm Henke, 48, of Mumbannar, near Dartmoor, told police who intercepted him he was driving at high speed because he was taking advantage of an overtaking lane on the highway.
Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Nathan Brown said the offence occurred on December 30 last year during a major holiday traffic period as Henke was travelling east towards Warrnambool.
The court was told the loss of his licence would make it difficult for Henke to continue to farm at Mumbannar, an area that had no public transport.
Henke had spent thousands of dollars improving a house on his farm that would enable him to live on the farm while his licence was disqualified, the court heard.
Magistrate Ian von Einem said 12 months was the minimum licence disqualification period that could be imposed for the offence.