A Capel man has been fined and had his licence disqualified for 12 months for speeding along Bussell Highway at an “incredibly high speed” of 176km/h. Corey James Atkinson appeared in the Bunbury Magistrates Court on Monday where he was fined a total of $1800 after he pleaded guilty to reckless driving by way of speeding at 155km/h or higher. The court was told Atkinson was driving along Bussell Highway near Dalyellup in November 2018 when he was caught travelling well above the 110km/h speed limit. It was found Atkinson was travelling at 176km/h, which he later admitted at the Bunbury Police Station several days later. It was submitted by Atkinson’s lawyer Twistie Venning that his client, who suffers from an intellectual disability, knew he was speeding but did not realise exactly how fast he was going. However, police prosecutor Sergeant Jane Gillham told the court he was travelling at an “extraordinarily high” speed and it was lucky he did not cause an accident. Magistrate Belinda Coleman noted it was Atkinson’s second time being caught for reckless driving, before handing down a $1200 fine and 12-month licence disqualification. During the hearing, Atkinson also pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing public officers, stemming from an incident almost a year after he was caught speeding. Police attended Atkinson’s Capel home where he lived with his elderly mother in relation to calls about a disturbance in November 2019 but when officers tried to speak with Atkinson, he became aggressive and abusive. It was alleged a police order was issued to remove Atkinson from the property but he returned less than an hour later and continued yelling abuse and flailing his arms to shake off two officers that were trying to arrest him. In the scuffle, one officer was shoved against a brick wall, causing lacerations and scrapes. Mr Venning submitted Atkinson was remorseful for the injuries he caused, explaining it was an accidental push and that his client was unable to move his arm behind his back because of a serious injury he sustained when he was a teenager. Atkinson was fined $600 and granted a spent conviction order for the obstruction matter. He is also due to face trial over the alleged police order breach with a trial allocation date set for November 22.