The man told police he had to speed because he was nearly out of fuel (file photo).
The man told police he had to speed because he was nearly out of fuel (file photo). Brittany Cook

Speeding driver tells police 'I was running out of fuel'

A MAN busted doing 164km/h on the New England Hwy near Stanthorpe has told police he was speeding because he was "running out of fuel".

Stanthorpe Police pulled over the Holden Sedan at Thulimbah at 5pm yesterday.

Is running out of fuel a legitimate excuse for speeding?

This poll ended on 12 November 2015.

Current Results

Yes

16%

No

83%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The driver told police he was speeding because he was running out of fuel and needed to find a service station quickly.

He was given an on the spot fine of $1099 and had his licence suspended for six months.



Tweed Valley Relay for Life is almost here

Tweed Valley Relay for Life is almost here

Register your team for the fundraiser.

Severe weather warning issued for Northern Rivers

Severe weather warning issued for Northern Rivers

Flash-flooding could occur on some of the region's roads

Murwillumbah talent wows country crowds

Murwillumbah talent wows country crowds

When you hear her voice, it's difficult to believe she's so young

Local Partners