Man fined for speeding 52km/h above limit

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A MAN has received a significant fine for speeding more than 50km/h over the limit on a busy Tapping road.

Tyler Andrew Freegard appeared in Joondalup Magistrate’s Court on Friday charged with reckless driving exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

The court heard that at 4.33pm on June 11, Freegard was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle north on Wanneroo Road, passing traffic including an unmarked police car, at 122km/h in a 70km/h zone.

Police also discovered he was driving without a licence, which had been suspended because of fines, and the bike was unlicensed.

When asked if there was anything he wanted to say, Freegard said he had no excuse other than a friend was having a “mental breakdown”.

Magistrate Sandra De Maio said while it was bad luck for Freegard he passed an unmarked police car, it was good luck for everyone else.

“You could have killed yourself or worse, someone else and they don’t deserve to pay for you driving like a maniac,” she said.

“It was 4.30pm and you were passing traffic and putting people at risk at a horrendous speed.”

Ms De Maio fined Freegard $1500 and disqualified his licence for six months for the excessive speeding charge.

As the second time he had been caught driving without a licence, Freegard was also fined $300 and a further $250 for the unlicensed vehicle.

He was also ordered to pay $252 in fees.

“This has been an expensive driving exercise but now you know for next time,” Ms De Maio said.