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Speeding offence horrifies cops

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A 47-year-old Hull Heads man was charged yesterday after officers from the Cairns Road Policing Unit allegedly detected one of the highest speeding offences on record this year.

Police will allege the man was riding his Yamaha motorbike southbound on the Bruce Highway near Cowley at around 11:50am yesterday when they detected his alleged speed of 177km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Officers intercepted the rider and further checks revealed that the man’s license was allegedly disqualified.

The rider was charged with driving whilst disqualified and exceeding the speed limit by more than 40km/h.

He is scheduled to appear in the Innisfail Magistrates Court on February 5.