A YOUNG speedster nabbed at 160kph in a 100kph zone at Dromana has had his car impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1280. The 18-year-old Capel Sound P1 licence-holder is also expected to be charged on summons with driving at a dangerous speed and exceeding the speed limit.
A major collision investigation unit officer on his way home intercepted the man’s white Mazda ute on Mornington Peninsula Freeway, 8.20pm, Sunday 9 June.
Leading Senior Constable Natalie Dean said impounding the car was part of Operation Regal, a four-day high visibility road policing operation over the Queen’s birthday long weekend. It targeted impaired driving, increased traffic on rural roads, towing trailers and caravans, and trail bike riding in state forests and parks.
Also, over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend a 33-year-old Derrimut man was intercepted on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Dromana, 9.15am, Sunday 9 June. He told police he had been at a buck’s party the night before and had stopped drinking at 1am. He thought he’d “be right to drive home” by 9am but then blew 0.172 per cent.
The man’s licence was suspended and his car impounded for $1280. He took a taxi home and is expected to be charged on summons.
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 18 June 2019