A driver who was caught speeding after a traffic ticket in California has lost his appeal against the fine.
Key points:A court has heard a driver was charged with speeding after he failed to turn up for a traffic offence in Queensland and a traffic camera caught the incident.
But his appeal has been thrown out after his lawyer argued that the camera footage was recorded in a different location than the court would have seen.
The driver, who is in his 20s, had already paid the fine, but appealed against the decision after it was upheld by a judge in December.
The court was told the camera was installed by Queensland police on December 2, 2014.
A spokesman for the court said the officer who made the decision to install the camera had been a Queensland Police Constable for six years, and had never before been involved in a speeding incident.
“The officer had been asked to install and record the footage on December 12, 2014, and he did so,” the spokesman said.
“It is understood he did not use the footage for any purpose other than to obtain the footage.”
However, the officer had no prior knowledge of the camera’s existence and had no idea the location of the footage.
“The appeal was dismissed on the grounds that the court had no jurisdiction.”
We will not consider the court’s findings on the issue of jurisdiction and will therefore have no further comment on this matter,” the court spokesman said in a statement.