Lexus seized, $2350 fine for 191kmh driver near Goulburn

Travelling at high speed
Travelling at high speed

A man has had his car seized after he was detected allegedly travelling at more than 190kmh near Goulburn this morning.

Traffic and Highway Patrol officers were conducting stationary speed enforcement duties on the Hume Highway at Carrick, 10km north of Goulburn, about 1am today (Wednesday 20 July 2016), when they allegedly saw a vehicle allegedly travelling at high speed.

Police from The Hume Local Area Command will allege the vehicle was travelling at 191kmh in what is a 110kmh signposted zone. The vehicle was stopped and the male driver – and sole occupant – of the vehicle spoken to.

Police issued the 25-year-old man, from Long Jetty, with a speed infringement notice for exceed speed by more than 45kmh which carries a $2350 and six demerit points.

The man’s 2013-model Lexus sedan was confiscated for three months and his licence confiscated for six months.

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Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith, said anyone driving at those speeds on public roads poses an unacceptable risk.

“The road was wet and there were multiple heavy vehicles on the highway at the time the man was detected allegedly driving at more than 191kmh,” Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

“These are dangerous conditions to drive at speed – other drivers, be they car or truck – are put at risk when one person makes that choice.

“We are already counting additional road deaths of more than 40 people so far this year compared to last year; we do not need high-risk behaviour by any driver, anywhere, anytime,” Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

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