A BENDIGO woman who was caught driving almost two times over the speed limit told police she was trying to go to Kmart, a court has heard.
The 41-year-old woman appeared in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on Friday where she pleaded guilty to a charge of speeding.
The court heard about 9.25pm on February 22 this year, police saw the woman driving her Toyota Camry along Ham Street in Kangaroo Flat.
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Officers checked her speed between Allingham Street and Golden Gully Road and found she was travelling at 92km/h in a 50km/h zone.
The woman was intercepted and she provided a valid licence to police.
When asked why she was speeding, the woman said she was just trying to get to Kmart to buy her son new shoes.
She told officers there was "no way" she was speeding at 92km/h, although she had "no idea" how fast she was travelling.
The police handed her an on-the-spot fine and an immediate three-month licence suspension, but the woman instead chose to have the matter heard in court.
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Defence lawyer Robert Timms said while the woman had hoped she could have the licence suspension overturned, he had explained to her that it was a mandatory penalty.
Mr Timms said the woman had two teenage children and had recently obtained a new job that required a licence.
Magistrate Trieu Huynh said he would need to suspend the woman's licence for three months given the "obviously dangerous" driving.
But Mr Huynh said he would defer sentence for nine months to allow the woman to get her affairs in order before the suspension period started.
"This is your chance to build up a case to your employer to keep you on or to save up some money," the magistrate said.
The case was adjourned to June next year.
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