Speeding towards booze bus

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A NISSAN Skyline travelling south on Moorooduc Highway through the Frankston-Flinders Road roundabout allegedly accelerated to 146kph in an 80kph zone, 11pm, Wednesday 14 August.

Somerville Highway Patrol members intercepted the car just before a booze bus which was set up around the bend near Sages Road.

The Dandenong driver, 23, gave no reason for speeding, although police thought it “may have been a case of him trying to impress his girlfriend who was with him in the car”, Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said. “We assume she wouldn’t have been impressed at having to arrange alternative transport home. But it’s much better to arrive home late than not at all due to a serious injury or a fatal collision.”

The driver is facing a $1280 vehicle impound release fee and losing his licence for a minimum of 12 months when he goes to court. His car was impounded for a month.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 20 August 2019

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