Aussie Lamborghini driver blames speeding on coronavirus

01 April 2020 - 09:20 By afp.com
An Australian man caught speeding in his Lamborghini blamed his actions on the coronavirus.
An Australian man caught speeding in his Lamborghini blamed his actions on the coronavirus.
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An Australian allegedly caught driving a Lamborghini at nearly twice the speed limit in Sydney claimed he was rushing to hospital to be tested for coronavirus, police said on Wednesday.

The man was undergoing mandatory self-isolation after being pulled over for allegedly driving 160km/h in a 90km/h zone on Monday.

He was fined for speeding and had his licence suspended.

Police urged Australians who suspect they may have Covid-19 to call their nearest medical service first.

“Drivers shouldn't break the road rules under any circumstances,” Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said.

“If you think you may have symptoms of Covid-19 and want to seek help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment.

Police said the 35-year-old man had been tested for coronavirus and was now undergoing mandatory self-isolation.

It was unclear whether or not he had tested positive.


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