A SECURITY guard who was caught speeding near Gladstone while transporting gold bullion has had an appeal against his conviction rejected.
News Ltd reported David McNamara was heading south on the Bruce Hwy in May 2011 when he was hit by blinding lights from behind. He sped up and was clocked doing 142kmh near Gladstone.
A Gladstone magistrate last year spared Mr McNamara from being fined but recorded a conviction, which trigged a six-month disqualification of his licence.
An appeal judge in Townsville dismissed the appeal against the conviction after hearing of Mr McNamara's many disqualifications since 1982.
Mr McNamara was carrying gold bullion valued at $126,000 and driving from Townsville to the Gold Coast.