Bizarre: Caught speeding, Lamborghini driver puts the blame on coronavirus

In a 60kmph zone, a man in Sydney was caught allegedly driving at 160 kmph.He told cops he was rushing to get himself checked for coronavirus.Australian cops are urging people feeling unwell to first contact their nearest medical service.
By : AFP
| Updated on: 01 Apr 2020, 01:28 PM
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File photo (AFP)
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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 Wednesday.

The man was undergoing mandatory self-isolation after being pulled over for allegedly driving 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour in a 90 km/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.

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"If you are experiencing a medical emergency, contact triple zero."

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.

First Published Date: 01 Apr 2020, 12:08 PM IST
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