Fine, loss of licence for hoon who filmed crime

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
A screenshot from the Instagram video with the speed reaching 199km/h
Camera IconA screenshot from the Instagram video with the speed reaching 199km/h

A hoon driver who allegedly filmed himself speeding at almost 200km/h on a Great Southern highway before posting the video to social media has lost his licence for six months.

Jaafar Bin Hamzah Ain, 26, was also fined $2000 when he was sentenced in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Friday after being found guilty of reckless driving.

Officers from the Nimrod task force charged the Perth man and seized his Mazda 6 on February 15 after a tip-off about the video on the driver’s Instagram page.

Police allege Ain filmed a 13-second video of his speedometer and the surrounds on South Coast Highway in Jerramungup on January 24, reaching a speed of 199km/h.

Police became aware of the video with the caption “there is nothing more freeing, than an open road” and the Instagram location as Albany.

The driver’s actions were condemned by Great Southern police in February with Superintendent Ian Clarke describing speeding whilst using a mobile phone as a “deadly cocktail”.

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