Man with suspended licence drove 128kmh to get back to Mandurah

Mandurah court
Mandurah court

A MAN caught driving 128km/h without a valid licence told police he did not realise he was speeding and he was “just trying to get back to Mandurah.”

Peter James Lothian (43) pleaded guilty to exceeding the speed limit and no authority to drive when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Police said Lothian had six prior convictions for driving while under suspension.

On September 25, Police recorded Lothian speeding at 128km/h in a 110km/h zone in Highbury.

The duty lawyer said Lothian and his partner were down south and his partner was driving. However, Lothian’s partner felt tipsy so Lothian decided to drive.

The court was told Lothian was a shearer who also had work lined up as a farm hand.

Lothian was sentenced to seven-months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. His licence was suspended for a further nine months and Lothian must pay a $400 fine.