A driver caught speeding while his licence was suspended for another speeding offence has been convicted and fined.
Patrick Anthony Molloy was due to be re-licensed four days before police clocked him speeding 16km/h over the speed limit at Elmhurst in July.
The 32-year-old told police after he was intercepted his friend had sucked him in to driving to Ararat to visit a woman.
The Ballarat Magistrates Court was told on Friday a police radar recorded Molloy’s speed at 116km/h, with an alleged speed of 114km/h, in a 100km/h zone on the Pyrenees Highway on July 6.
Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Clint Prebble said checks showed Molloy’s driver’s licence was suspended for one month until July 10 due to speeding.
The court was told Molloy understood he should not have been driving, he pleaded guilty at the first court appearance and he was employed full-time in Wendouree.
The Beaufort man urged the court not to suspend his licence further because of the distance he had to travel to work each day.
Magistrate Brian Clifford agreed he would not interfere with Molloy’s licence and convicted and fined him $1500.
Molloy was ordered to pay $124.20 in court costs.
He pleaded guilty to speeding and driving while suspended.