Driver allegedly clocked at 175km/h on Albany Highway

Laura GrubisaAlbany Advertiser

A 22-year-old Perth man has been charged with reckless driving after Williams police detected him allegedly travelling at 175km/h on Albany Highway last Saturday.

Police allege the man was driving at 65km/h over the 100km/h speed limit when they stopped him travelling to Perth from Albany.

He was charged reckless driving, giving false personal details and driving without a licence. His car was also impounded for 28 days.

Williams police acting Sergeant Simon Goddard said the driver had never held an Australian drivers licence and decided to drive to help his friend who was tired.

“We fully support people making sensible decisions and not driving tired, but that’s not an excuse to have someone without a licence driving the car for you,” he said.

Sergeant Goddard also stressed the importance of slowing down and making good decisions while on the road.

“People make really bad judgements through bad planning,” he said.

“They think they have some perceived pressure or stress to get somewhere at a certain time and that could affect everyone else on the highway.

“People seem to take driving as a god given right when it’s actually a privilege, and it’s sometimes pretty disheartening and frustrating at how little risk assessment people do when they get into their cars.”

The 22-year-old Perth man will face court later this month.

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