L-plater clocked at 164km/h

David CharlesworthAlbany Advertiser
Wagin Police impounded a car on December 14 after it was allegedly caught going 157 km/h.
Camera IconWagin Police impounded a car on December 14 after it was allegedly caught going 157 km/h. Credit: Wagin Police

An L-plate driver was allegedly clocked at 164km/h on Albany Highway near Williams recently, one of several drivers police have charged with excessive speeding this month.

Williams, Narrogin and Wagin police launched a joint operation targeting speeding this month, as the Great Southern region’s road toll reached 31 after a double fatality near Gairdner last week.

In a joint patrol on December 12, police charged a P-plate driver with speeding after he was allegedly clocked at 142km/h on Williams-Kondinin Road.

The driver was fined $800 and lost six points, out of eight total, from his licence.

“He knew he’d made a mistake, but better for us to pick him up making that mistake than coming to grief,” Williams police Senior Constable Matt Bradbury said.

“He’s only got two (points) left, so he’s going to have to be really careful over the next six to 12 months.”

On December 2, an L-plated driver, whose licence was already suspended for fines, was pulled over by Williams police on Albany Highway for speeding at 164km/h.

“He was driving outside of the conditions of the learner’s permit anyway by the fact that he didn’t have an instructor in the car, he didn’t have his learner’s permit with him, he wasn’t showing L- plates and he was detected doing 164km/h,” Sen Con. Bradbury said.

“It was due to the speed his vehicle was seized under the hoon legislation.” The driver was charged with reckless driving for speeding more than 45 km/h over the limit as well as breaching the conditions of his learner’s permit and driving while under a fines suspension.

On December 14, Wagin Police pulled over a driver clocked at 157km/h about 10km north of Kojonup.

The car was impounded for 28 days.

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