Woman asleep in boot of speeding car

A woman was found sleeping in the boot of a four-wheel drive after police pulled over the driver who was allegedly doing 152km/h in an 80 zone – one of several cases of “stupidity on the roads”.

Police say the driver – a 29-year-old Cambodian national – was caught on Friday evening at Tomerong, south of Nowra in New South Wales.

“While speaking to the driver a second woman was located sleeping in the boot,” a police spokesperson said in a statement on Saturday.

The Cambodian national was fined for driving with a passenger in the boot and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

She was banned from driving in NSW for six months.

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old P-plater was caught on Saturday just after midnight driving a station wagon in Tamworth with seven passengers on board.

Five of the passengers weren’t wearing seatbelts “and two were travelling in the rear cargo area”, NSW Police said.

The driver and his passengers were all fined.

Police in Tamworth were called a short time later over reports of a Holden Commodore being driven with a person “riding on the roof”.

The 37-year-old female driver was subsequently subjected to a breath test and returned an alcohol reading of 0.081.

“Officers have encountered several cases of what can only be described as stupidity on the roads,” Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said in a statement.

“Sadly, some drivers are ignoring common sense and putting their own lives, their passengers’ lives and the lives of other road uses at great risk of death or injury.”

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