P -plate driver clocked at 145km per hour

A feeble excuse to use the bathroom has not helped a young P plater caught speeding in Williamtown.

At around 10pm on Friday night Police patrolling Cabbage Tree Road detected a Toyota Hilux travelling at speed towards them – their radar clocking it doing 145km per hour in an 80 zone.

The male driver of the car produced a provisional license when pulled over,  telling police he was in a hurry to get home and use the bathroom.

But the story didn’t wash with officers, the 17 -year- old had just left a McDonalds less than 4 kms away and had been planning to drop two mates, who were also in the car, off on his way.

He was issued with $2794 fine and 6 demerit points, his license was suspended for 6 months.

His license will be subjected to a demerit points suspension for a further 3 months after the current suspension.