A magistrate has fined a driver caught speeding and driving while suspended, but declined to convict her.
Police saw the woman driving at a fast speed along Sparrowhawk Road in Long Gully in September, and using a radar detected her travelling at 73km/h in the 60km/h zone.
She was pulled over and checks of her licence revealed she had been suspended for three months in July, for speeding.
The woman told police she had been to work, but gave no reason for speeding.
The woman pleaded guilty to the offences in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court.
The court heard the woman had subsequently lost a long-awaited job.
Magistrate Patrick Southey said he took into account that it was the woman's first appearance in court and she had taken the matter seriously by engaging a lawyer.
He fined her $600 without conviction.
The woman will also lose points from her licence.
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