Saturday afternoon drive at 168km/h earns court date for Cooriemungle man

A COORIEMUNGLE man is starting the long and expensive hoon driving court process after being clocked at almost 170km/h near Camperdown.

Senior Constable Stephanie Rogers said that at 1.45pm on Saturday she was driving east on the Princes Highway on the eastern outskirts of Camperdown when she noticed a black Ford sedan heading towards town.

She said the car was travelling at an extremely fast speed, which she measured on radar at 168km/h.

“He was coming up the hill towards Camperdown while I was coming over the hill. You could tell he was moving quick,” she said.

“The driver, a 24-year-old man from Cooriemungle, was intercepted in Camperdown. 

“He will be charged on summons with driving at a dangerous speed and exceeding 145km/h and appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on a date to fixed.”

Senior Constable Rogers said the car was impounded on the spot for 30 days and would attract impoundment fees in excess of $1200.

“With wet weather fast approaching it’s timely to remind all drivers to drive to the road rules and the road conditions.”

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