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Sam Newman Peninsula Link speeding charge adjourned

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Steve Butcher

Former champion footballer and TV larrikin Sam Newman is negotiating with police to have a speeding charge against him resolved.

Newman was not legally represented at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday morning to answer a charge of exceeding 100 km/h.

He first reported to a mention counter, then met briefly with prosecutor Sergeant Rick Ellin before the case was adjourned without him appearing before a magistrate.

It is alleged he exceeded a 100 km/h speed limit by 5 km/h on the Peninsula Link freeway in January this year.

Before leaving court, Newman told Fairfax Media he had written to police after January but had not received a response.

He said he had not received a speeding ticket in 18 years and hoped that once police responded to his correspondence the charge would resolve.

His case was adjourned for two weeks.

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