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Australia: Speed Camera Official Caught Doing Wheelies on Busy Road
A speed camera official in New South Wales, Australia is caught by a speed camera doing wheelies and burnouts.

Simon ArasakumarA New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) official was photographed by Sydney, Australia speed cameras in July 2005 driving more than twice the speed limit and doing wheelies on a powerful Suzuki motorcycle. On Friday, Simon Arasakumar, 25, pleaded guilty before Downing Centre Local Court to driving at 141km/h (88 MPH), 135km/h (84 MPH) and 121km/h (75 MPH) in a 60km/h (37 MPH) zone on Blaxland Road -- only once riding with both wheels firmly on the ground. An associate of Arasakumar also recorded him performing a burnout in front of a police station. At the time, Arasakumar worked in the RTA's photo enforcement division.

Arasakumar's father holds a more senior RTA position as a former state "Staysafe Committee" member. Although less connected individuals accused of such driving are accused under "anti-hoon" laws with penalties that include vehicle confiscation, Magistrate Les Mabbutt convicted Arasakumar on only one count of speeding and imposed a 90-day driving ban. Mabbutt may impose further penalties next month for the damage done to the police station.

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Source: Revhead rampager from RTA (Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), 11/26/2006)

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