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Royal National Park driver’s number plates confiscated

A DRIVER has had his licence suspended and number plates confiscated after being caught allegedly travelling nearly twice the speed limit in the Royal National Park.

About 2pm on Monday (August 24), officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on Lady Wakehurst Drive, when they detected a Toyota 86 sports car allegedly travelling 117kmh in a 60kmh zone.

Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke with driver and sole occupant, a 27-year-old man. He was issued an infringement notice for exceed speed limit by more than 45kmh and his licence suspended for six months.

The Banksia man’s vehicle number plates were also confiscated for three months.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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