A 24-year-old woman has lost her driver’s licence for six months after being caught speeding when overtaking an unmarked police car on the M1.
Brisbane Water Highway Patrol officers were patrolling the M1 on Friday, February 2, at Somersby at about 7.20pm when a white Toyota Corolla approached from behind at high speed.
Police followed the passing car and checked the speed at 160km/h in the 110km/h zone.
Police stopped the vehicle and the woman driver said she was unaware it was a police car, but told them she did think at the time that it was a nice car as she passed them.
The woman driver was issued with a penalty notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, together with a $2,794 fine and six demerit points, and immediate suspension of her driver’s licence for six months.