P-Plater caught driving 142km/h while watching YouTube

A p-plater has been busted driving more than 45km/h over the speed limit while allegedly watching YouTube on his mobile phone.

The 18-year-old man was pulled over on Camden Valley Way in Catherine Field about 10.40pm last night, after Highway Patrol officers detected his Mitsubishi Lancer allegedly travelling 142km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Whilst chatting to the teen, police officers also noticed a mobile phone playing YouTube videos in the centre console of the car.


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The young man’s licence was confiscated and suspended on the spot for six months.

He also received an infringement for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h ($2435 and six demerit points) and using a mobile phone when not permitted ($337 and five demerit points).

The registration plates on his vehicle were removed and have been handed back to the RMS for three months.

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