Mandurah: man accused of smashing speed camera appears in court


The damaged speed camera.
The damaged speed camera.

A MAN who deliberately drove over a speed camera after he was clocked driving 157km/h appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Timothy John Woodman pleaded guilty to criminal damage and exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h or more.

The police prosecutor told the court Woodman was driving at 157km/h in an 80km/h zone on Mandurah Road in Madora Bay at 6.10pm on February 11.

She said Woodman saw the speed camera take a photo of his car.

He turned back and drove straight at the camera, which was located five metres off the road and hit it with his bulbar.

The police prosecutor said he caused “irreparable damage” to the camera.

She said they wanted Woodman to pay $93,883.63 for the camera.

Woodman pleaded not guilty to other offences that occurred in Broome, including criminal damage, carrying an article with intent to cause fear and threats to injure.

He will appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court again on May 6.