An Australian, allegedly caught driving a Lamborghini at almost double the speed limit in Sydney, claimed he had rushed to the hospital to be tested for coronavirus, the police said on Wednesday.
The man underwent mandatory self-isolation after being stopped on Monday for allegedly traveling at 160 km / h in a 90 km / h zone.
He was fined for exceeding the speed limit and his license was suspended.
The police asked Australians suspected of having COVID-19 to call their nearest medical service first.
"Drivers should under no circumstances violate road traffic regulations," said Deputy Commissioner Michael Corboy.
"If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 and would like to ask a doctor or hospital for help, call early to make an appointment.
"If you are in a medical emergency, contact Triple Zero."
Police said the 35-year-old man had been tested for corona virus and is now undergoing mandatory self-isolation.
It was unclear whether he had tested positive or not.