A DRIVER who was caught going almost 120 kilometres over the speed limit told police he was "just giving it a bit".
Jeremy Dean Evans pleaded guilty to driving recklessly in Tamworth Local Court on Monday.
Defence solicitor Andrew O'Halloran told the court his client had been driving for about 20 years without incident.
"Mr Evans sits behind me at 42 years old and this is the first time he has been troubled with criminal law in any shape or form," he said.
"He is already the subject of a NSW police suspension and is fully aware he is unable to drive as a matter of the law."
Evans was speeding on Manilla Road about 7:30am on October 12 near Oxley Vale, when he was pulled over by police.
Officers clocked him going 198 kilometres an hour in an 80-kilometre zone surrounded by hobby farm driveways.
When police asked him how fast he was travelling, Evans told them: "I was just giving it a bit" and estimated his speed to be, "about 150".
Officers suspended Evans' licence.
Mr O'Halloran asked magistrate Julie Soars to adjourn the matter while he gathered character references for his client.
"I should indicate it will be a plea of guilty, there is no objection to the facts tendered today," he said.
"He has been driving for 20-odd years and it looks to be in a position to resolve if all is going well on December 16."
Evans has completed the Traffic Offenders Program and will return to court on December 16 for sentence.