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Mitchell Freeway, WA: Hoon fined $4,000 after blaming his CAR at 243km/h

Ford Falcon driver gets caught 87mph faster than speed limit after souped-up vehicle was ‘four times faster than expected’ – and you’ll NEVER believe his excuse

  • Abdul Rahman Ahmadi, 30, caught speeding 243 km/h on a highway in WA
  • He told a court that his car had been tuned with ‘different settings’ for a racetrack
  • Ahmadi was fined $4,000 and his driver’s license suspended for eight months


A reckless sneer has blamed the ‘various settings’ in his ‘tuned’ car for why he was caught speeding at 243 km/h on a highway.

Abdul Rahman Ahmadi, 30, was caught on the Mitchell Freeway in Clarkson in north Perth on Nov. 7 with a police flash going 143 km/h over the legal speed limit.

His white Ford Falcon was seized after police tracked him down to his home in the nearby suburb of Jindalee.

Ahmadi pleaded guilty to reckless driving on Friday, but said in a letter to the Joondalup Magistrates Court that his car had been re-tuned so that he could race it at a motorplex a few days before his quick jaunt.

Abdul Rahman Ahmadi, 30, has been fined $4,000 after being caught speeding at 150mph on the Mitchell Freeway in WA in his white Ford Falcon (seized in photo)

He said he never raced it because the track was “not good,” and only drove it on Nov. 7 when he found the Ford was “going four times faster than expected,” the Western Australian reported.

Magistrate Matthew Walton said the letter was “remarkable” and tempted to jail Ahmadi.

However, he stopped incarcerating the 30-year-old and instead fined him $4,000.

Ahmadi’s driver’s license was also suspended for eight months.

‘That is an extraordinary speed. The fastest speed I can remember as a magistrate,” Mr. Walton said.

Ahmadi pleaded guilty to reckless driving on Friday but said in a letter to the Joondalup Magistrates Court that his car had been re-tuned so that he could race it at a motorplex (file image)

Ahmadi pleaded guilty to reckless driving on Friday but said in a letter to the Joondalup Magistrates Court that his car had been re-tuned so that he could race it at a motorplex (file image)

Mr Walton said he thought Ahmadi’s excuse was “ridiculous” and “fantastic” and said he might have understood if the driver was a teenager and not a 30-year-old.

Ahmadi’s attorney Mark Andrews said his client understood there were no other vehicles on the road at the time.

Andrews said Ahmadi had undergone a “brain blur” and admits that he put himself and others at risk.

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