A Sydney P-plater caught by police travelling at 149km/h on the Princes Highway near Berry has escaped conviction.
Andrew Raul Lazo, 19, of Marrickville, was caught by police travelling at an estimated 149km/h in a 100 zone around 11.55pm on May 10.
In Nowra Local Court on Friday, August 9 he pleaded guilty to being a P2 driver exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h.
Court papers revealed Lazo was heading to Huskisson for a Mother's Day family weekend when detected by police.
He allegedly told officers, "I just want to get there."
In a letter to Magistrate Gabriel Fleming, in which he pleaded for leniency, he said he had wanted to get to Jervis Bay by 8pm but had been delayed in Sydney and had put pressure on himself to get there quickly.
He said he "thought it would be alright to drive at higher speed later at night".
His letter revealed he worked part-time on Sydney's Northern Beaches and also at Lakemba and was two years into an engineering degree at the University of Technology Sydney.
On the night of the offence he was disqualified from driving by police for six months until November this year, and fined $2435.
He was also later fined a further $263 for failing to display P-plates.
Since the incident Lazo has completed the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program at the St George PCYC.
Magistrate Fleming acknowledged his guilty plea and convicted him but did not record a conviction, placing him on a conditional release order and a good behaviour bond for six months.
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