Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Speeding Fine 'Might Have Been Worth It'

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Speeding Fine 'Might Have Been Worth It'

Article excerpt

A $600 speeding fine may just have been worth it for a man who beat the clock to be present at the birth of his first child.

Those were the consoling words of Gympie Magistrate M. Baldwin when she heard that Maroochydore man Tyron John Curry had been clocked at 92kmh as he sped through Gympie on the Bruce Hwy on October 18.

Curry, 32, told Gympie Magistrates Court he had been in Biloela when he received urgent news that his partner was about to go into labour after being induced for medical reasons.

"I was working in Biloela when I got a call saying to get to Nambour as quickly as possible," he told the court.

"I was trying to be present at the birth of our first child at Nambour Hospital."

Curry said he did not think he was going as fast as police alleged, but pleaded guilty to the charge, which placed the onus of proof on the driver in cases of speeding offences. …

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