Man clocked at 236km/h in Audi in Queensland

Police have allegedly busted a Brisbane driver speeding at 263km/h on a south-west Queensland highway.

Initial reports suggest the 36-year-old man was conducting ‘speed trials’ in his Audi S3.

A 29-year-old man was also caught allegedly driving at 218km/h in a BMW 318.


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Photo of now impounded Audi (Supplied)

Police arrested the men at Eromanga on Saturday, after receiving reports they had been speeding on outback roads.

Investigators believe they travelled to south-west Queensland to conduct speed trials, reaching 263km/h and 218km/h respectively on the Bulloo Development Road, west of Thargomindah.

Officers from the Queensland Police Service’s South West district said travelling at high speeds was dangerous, particularly with wildlife and livestork wandering near country roads.

The Audi driver would have been travelling at about 75m per second, police said.

He was charged with dangerous driving and using a mobile phone while driving, and will appear on the Quilpie Magistrates Court on Monday, February 1.

His Audi was seized and will be impounded for three months.

The 29-year-old driver was fined $1099 and received a six-month licence suspension for driving at high speed.

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