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Frustrating moment fed-up cop gives a motorist a spray and $2000 in fines after catching him speeding in a notorious accident black spot

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Frustrating moment fed-up cop gives a motorist a spray and $2000 in fines after catching him speeding in a notorious accident black spot

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A furious police officer brutally sprayed a motorist who was caught driving 40km/h over the speed limit in a location prone to serious accidents.

The driver was allegedly caught doing 144km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Goochie, near Maryborough, southeast Queensland, on February 13.

He is also accused of having crossed the double white line to overtake another vehicle.

Video footage captured by a police car showed the driver of the red Subaru WRX allegedly traveling at high speed on the highway.

A police officer furiously sprayed a driver (pictured) who was allegedly caught exceeding the speed limit by more than 40km/h.

Police gave chase before stopping the 47-year-old man on a side street.

The Buderim man was fined a whopping $1,780 and had eight demerit points deducted from his licence, which was also suspended for six months.

The furious police officer did not prevent the driver from being scolded for his driving.

“You just committed a speeding violation,” he told her bluntly.

‘If you go at speeds more than 40 km/h over the limit, you will kill yourself or someone else.

“Maybe mom, dad and the two kids are coming in the opposite direction, we’re trying to avoid it.”

The officer explained how police have been traveling around Queensland in a bid to reduce deaths on the state’s roads.

‘People die on this state’s roads every day and we are over-represented in road tolls across Australia.

“In this region alone the situation is worse than anywhere else.

The officer urged the man to slow down and drive safely when he gets behind the wheel.

The driver was allegedly spotted by police traveling at 144km/h (pictured) in a 100km/h zone on a stretch of the Bruce Highway.

When the officer asked if he knew how fast he was traveling, the driver said he was unsure and thought he was driving at speeds between 110 and 120 km/h.

The man was also fined another $278 for crossing the double lines, for which he also lost three demerit points.

Acting Inspector Shelley Moore of Maryborough Patrol Group urged drivers to stop speeding as it causes fatal accidents.

“There is absolutely no reason to travel more than 40 kilometers over the speed limit,” Inspector Moore said.

“Wide Bay Burnett Police work very hard every day to reduce the toll, we do not want to see this type of dangerous behavior.”

Although the number of deaths on Queensland roads fell year-on-year in 2023, 277 people died.

Australia suffered the deadliest six-month period last year on road deaths since 2010, according to figures from the Australian Automobile Association.

A total of 677 people died on Australian roads from the second half of 2023 to December.

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