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Driver caught on phone at 200km/h

| 19.07,09. 07:36 AM |

Driver caught on phone at 200km/h

AAP July 18, 2009 7:23PM

A DRIVER has been clocked speeding at 200km/h while using his mobile phone - but that's not all he did.

When the police caught up with the Queensland driver, they found that none of his four passengers was wearing a seat belt.

A NSW police highway patrol first spotted the 28-year-old’s minivan swerve across the southbound carriageway of the Hume Highway, north west of Canberra.

The driver was initially clocked at 179km/h by a stationary speed gun but accelerated when the police gave chase.

“Police immediately began to follow the car along the highway,” a police statement said.

“A further speed check showed the car reached 198km/h.

“As they followed the car the driver swerved between lanes while talking on a mobile phone.”

The driver, from Urangan, in Queensland's South Burnett region, will appear at Gundagai court on September 7 charged with speeding and other driving offences.

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