176kmh driver's excuse? He was 'busting'

Police caught a man driving at 176kmh in a 100kmh zone on the Waikato Expressway.
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Police caught a man driving at 176kmh in a 100kmh zone on the Waikato Expressway.

A speeding driver had an interesting excuse when he was stopped by police speeding at almost 80kmh over the speed limit. 

He was busting to go to the toilet. 

Or, at least, that's what he told the police sergeant who pulled him over on the Waikato expressway this week. 

"Apparently it's perfectly okay to do 176km/h in a 100km/h zone if you're busting to go to the toilet," Waikato police posted on their Facebook page.

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The officer initially detected the speedy driver travelling at 154kmh on the expressway. 

That increased to 176kmh, police said. 

"The worst part ... he got stuck behind a truck in a temporary 80 [kmh] zone anyway, pointless not to mention downright dangerous.

"When spoken to the driver said they needed to go to the toilet.

"It is now the hikoi express for this driver."

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Police urged all drivers to ensure they are "well-toileted" before travelling this summer. 

"Keep safe, and follow the rules and we will be okay."

 - Stuff