A provisional-licence holder is due to appear at Wagga Local Court after she was caught driving again while her licence was suspended – both happening within one hour.
At about 9.04pm on Sunday, police attached to the Gundagai Highway Patrol detected a Toyota Corolla travelling at 146km/h in a 110km/h speed zone on the Hume Highway at Tumblong.
When police stopped the vehicle, the driver, a 24-year-old female, produced a provisional P2 licence, restricting her maximum speed to 100km/h.
The driver also did not have her P plates displayed correctly on the front or the rear.
The driver was issued with an infringement for exceeding P2-licence speed by more than 30km/h ($903) and an infringement for not displaying P plates ($263).
The driver’s licence was suspended on the spot for three months.
She was escorted to a rest area where she waited for a friend to drive her home.
At about 9.45pm on the same date, the 24-year-old drove past police on the Sturt Highway towards Wagga.
“The driver stated she was just driving because her friend in Sydney couldn't find her,” Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said in a statement.
Police issued a Court Attendance Notice to the driver for driving while suspended to appear at Wagga Local Court in October.