A single motorbike rider has been caught speeding an alleged 62 times in Queensland, racking up a tab for nearly $55,000.
A repeat offender, the man in question has now been arrested by police and is being charged with a number of offences on top of his alleged riding antics.
The rider’s arrest has been reported by 9News Queensland, with his litany of alleged offences including travelling at 178km/h on Gympie Road, and 155km/h in the airport link tunnel.
According to 9News, the rider has accumulated $54,148 worth of speeding fines, with the equivalent of 392 demerit points – enough to lose his licence 32 times over.
If the staggering fine tally is spread evenly across all 62 alleged speeding offences, it results in an average of $873 per infringement.
Despite evading police for some time, the 22-year-old rider was arrested on January 2nd after an off-duty police officer recognised the bike’s stolen registration plate.
At the time the man was wearing a backpack that allegedly contained methamphetamine, 13 driver’s licences from Queensland and New South Wales, four Australian passports, a single UK passport, and 13 Medicare cards – going some way to explain why he rode so erratically, and how he avoided police for so long.
It is also alleged he was in possession of a second stolen registration plate for the same type of motorcycle, which would further aid his ability to evade capture. Police allege he returned a positive result when subjected to a Roadside Drug Test during his arrest.
The Stafford Heights man has been charged with 36 offences, and been issued a further 62 traffic infringements.