Farmer convicted for speeding to hospital after cutting his own finger off

A Clunes farmer who was speeding to hospital after he cut the top of his finger off has been convicted and fined $550.

A road safety camera clocked Benjamin Dimond travelling 95km/h in a 60km/h zone in Service Road, Clunes, on September 20, 2017.

Dimond told the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday he was working on a farm north of Clunes when he cut the top of his finger off.

"I was worried I would lose my finger. I was losing quite a lot of blood," Dimond said.

He said police stopped him speeding in Blowhard but was let off after he explained his situation.

"I realise I put the lives of others at risk," he said.

Magistrate Ron Saines suspended Dimond's licence for one month. He was ordered to pay $81.10 in court costs.

Dimond pleaded guilty to one count of speeding.