‘Mood’ costs man licence

A P-PLATER was “in a mood” over a girl when he drove almost 50km/h over the speed limit in Merbein.

Jesse Morris pleaded guilty before Mildura Magistrates’ Court this week over the April 12 incident.

About 9.30pm, police saw Morris’s ute travelling about 100km/h in an 80km/h zone on Seventeenth Street.

They caught up with it on Ranfurly Way, where it was clocked travelling 149km/h in the 100km/h zone.

The 20-year-old P2 probationary driver’s car was towed from the scene and impounded as a result of the excessive speed.

When asked by police why he was travelling so fast, Morris said “it was over a girl” and, before the court, told Magistrate Gerard Lethbridge he was “in a mood” and wasn’t paying attention.

Mr Lethbridge said for a relatively inexperienced driver, Morris’s actions were a recipe for disaster.

Morris was convicted, his licence was suspended for 12 months and he was placed on a good behaviour bond for the same period.

He must also pay $750 to the court fund, which goes to local charities.

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