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Driver caught speeding at 88mph near town clock

GREAT SCOTT:Mount Isa Hoverboard Unit heading to a crash near clock tower. Photo Contributed
GREAT SCOTT:Mount Isa Hoverboard Unit heading to a crash near clock tower. Photo Contributed Contributed

THIS morning police officers from the Mount Isa Hoverboard Unit were called to attend a traffic crash on Rodeo Drive.

A silver sedan had crashed into a power pole near the cinema.

When questioned what speed he was doing, the driver stated that he was doing 88mph.

A 17-year-old man was charged and was in possession of a licence which expired more than 30 years ago.

Investigations into the vehicle and what a flux capacitor is, are ongoing.

The Mount Isa Cinema received a loss of power to the building.

Owner Jodi Saunders said the driver got out of the car and asked for a Pepsi.

"He also wanted to know when we would be playing Jaws 19," Jodi Saunders said.

The damage to the power pole caused a power outage to the area.

Mount Isa Mayor Tony McGrady advised that the power outage caused damage to the town clock, which has stopped working.

"We have repairs underway to save the clock tower," Mayor McGrady said.

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