South Oz speedster cops big fine and loses license after being picked up at Burrumbeet

May 22, 2023 4:05 pm in by
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A man has been caught 40km/h over the speed limit reaching 150km/h with his family on board, including two young children, in Burrumbeet on Saturday morning.

Ballarat Highway Patrol detected the speeding car on the Western Highway at about 1am.

The driver of the Toyota Rav 4 was found to be travelling 150km/h in a 110km/h zone claiming he was just travelling along with the traffic.

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The 36-year-old man from Leabrook in South Australia was issued a penalty notice for $693 and will be disqualified from driving for six months.

The intercept formed part of a statewide day of action targeting speeding drivers as part of National Road Safety Week.