'I needed the toilet' - Waikato driver caught at double the speed limit

Speeding driver
The speeding car after police pulled it over, with the police scanner showing 114km/h. Photo credit: Waikato Police / Facebook

There'll be relief for residents in Hamilton's Rototuna after police caught a driver going 114km/h in a 50km/h zone on Friday evening.

"I just needed to go home to go to the toilet," was his excuse, Waikato Police posted on its Facebook page.

"His excuse stinks!" the post said, especially for such a speed on a wet road, police said.

"This occurred tonight on a busy Rototuna residential street, the particular area is very popular for evening walkers, runners with children, as well being a high density traffic area.

Speed scanner
The police scanner showing the speed the driver was caught at. Photo credit: Waikato Police / Facebook

"It was extremely disappointing to see this manner of driving, and to think of the potentially serious consequences/road trauma it may have caused had this person not been stopped."

There is absolutely no excuse for speeding, police said.

The driver has been hit with an immediate 28 day licence suspension and a day in court.