Police: Porsche driver hit 160km/h in heavy traffic

A KOROIT police officer says he is stunned by the reckless behaviour of a driver who sped through traffic at 160 km/h on the Princes Highway at Illowa. 

A 47-year-old Mumbannar man will face the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on four speed-related charges after he floored it through “bumper to bumper” traffic at passing lanes on December 30. 

“It was just ridiculous. It was the second day before New Year’s Eve … the cars were just bumper to bumper,” First Constable Steve Gray told The Standard. 

“If he had spun out at 160 km/h it would have been a disaster.” 

The man was interviewed at Warrnambool police station,  while his silver Porsche has been impounded for 30 days. 

“Because of the amount of traffic he was given four charges, including reckless conduct endangering life,” First Constable Gray said. 

The Koroit officer said the passing lanes just before Dennington were a common spot for speeding and warned drivers not to lose patience at the wheel. 

“Drivers need to be aware that overtaking lanes are still 100 km/h zones.” 

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