Truck driver caught speeding 17 times within weeks

A TRUCK driver has learned an expensive lesson after copping $33,000 in fines for seventeen counts of speeding within weeks, as well as falsifying a rest stop.

Michael David Euen, of Narre Warren, Victoria, was due to appear in Murwillumbah Local Court on Wednesday, but was convicted without appearing.

The speeding offences were accrued from Safe-T-Cams in Tweed Heads, Clothiers Creek, Harwood, Gundagai, Bargo and Jones Island between late August and mid-September. Some of Euen's most serious offences included:
 Clothiers Creek, August 31: 115/100km/h - $2000 fine
 Tweed Heads, September 4: 127/100km/h - $3000 fine
 Harwood, September 5: 102/80km/h - $2000 fine
 Tweed Heads, September 8: 120/100km/h - $3000 fine
 Gundagai, September 20: 130/100km/h - $4000 fine

All offences took place with the same Qld-registered heavy vehicle, which was registered in his partner's name.

Euen was charged for making a false or misleading log-book entry on September 9.

On that day, he was caught driving 106km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Hume Hwy at Bargo.

At that time, he'd claimed to be taking a rest-stop.

Euen was intercepted at a Marulan Hwy vehicle checking station just before 9pm September 20, and it was discovered the speed limiter had been disabled and removed.

On top of the speeding fines, Euen faced $2,700 in legal fees. His license was suspended for 12 months from November 26.