Mistake that could cost this Fraser Coast bloke $24,000

A 35-year-old man could be up for a hefty fine after he sped off from police.

Police were conducting patrols on Ann Street in Maryborough on Tuesday night when they noticed a Holden Commodore sedan travelling above the speed limit.

Maryborough Police Acting Sergeant Matt Walker said when officers activated their emergency lights, the driver accelerated further and sped off, heading south east to Munga.

Police found the car dumped at Munga just before 10.30am this morning and are investigating a Tinana man's involvement.

By law the maximum penalty for evading police is 200 penalty units worth $121.90 per unit or three years in jail. 

The driver also faces two years disqualification of his licence. 

At 10.30am no charges had been made.

PENALTIES AND SENTENCES ACT 1992

Evading police

  • Minimum penalty: 50 penalty units or 50 days in jail
  • Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units or three years in jail
  • Two years disqualification of licence
  • Car is impounded for 90 days  

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