A Toormina man was allegedly detected driving at 179km/h in a 100km/h zone.
A Toormina man was allegedly detected driving at 179km/h in a 100km/h zone. TREVOR VEALE/ The

Man cops hefty fine after speeding 80km over limit

A TOORMINA man has had his licence suspended after he was caught driving almost 80km over the speed limit.

Officers from the Coffs Harbour Traffic and Highway Patrol detected the 40-year-old speeding on the Pacific Hwy near Glenugie around 6.30pm last night, October 1.

The man was allegedly detected driving at 179km/h in a 100km/h zone.

He was issued an infringement notice for exceed speed over 45km/h, fined $2,384 and had his licence suspended for six months.

The man was caught speeding on day 3 of Operation Slow Down, the state's Labour Day weekend road safety campaign.

Double demerits will be in place until 11.59pm tonight, October 2.


Your chance to win Simple Pleasures photo competition

Your chance to win Simple Pleasures photo competition

Love is all you need for Bruns photo comp

EDITORIAL: An idea even bigger than this headline

EDITORIAL: An idea even bigger than this headline

Strap yourself in fellow dreamers

Local Partners