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    A Queensland driver who refused to pay a $250 speeding fine reportedly lost 400 times more in a legal battle.

    The court in Australia's second-largest state saw the case of Mustafa Al Shakarji, the first Australian to challenge a speeding ticket to the High Court, A Current Affair reported Thursday night.

    Police officers stopped the man's car in March 2012 because he was driving 88 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. Al Shakarji denied the charge and discretely recorded a video of the incident.

    "I was not speeding, absolutely," A Current Affair quoted the man as saying.

    Al Shakarji was not the only one who had video proof of the traffic stop, as police also filmed a video showing how the radar went to the steering wheel column instead of the dashboard, a point the Australian man believed supported his case.

    The reaction of friends and loved ones matched the reaction of random people learning about the story in the paper.

    "People have said that… Even those closest to me, my family… They've said ‘why don't you just pay it off?'" Al Shakarji said.

    The speeder chose instead to represent himself in court, where he won an appeal following five court hearings. After a police appeal, Al Shakarji brought the case to the Court of Appeal, the highest court in the land.

    "I am sure, 100 per cent, finally, justice will be served," declared the man who spent $100,000 just to clear his name.


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