A P-plater clocked at 159km/h will appear in court and his Holden ute has already been impounded for a month, costing almost $1400 in fees.
South-west police road safety manager Senior Sergeant Chris Asenjo said the driver’s behaviour was a tragedy waiting to happen.
The 25-year-old was detected on Saturday by a Warrnambool Highway Patrol member on the Hamilton Highway at Darlington just before 11pm.
"A 25-year-old male had his car impounded and he has an upcoming date at the magistrates court," he said.
"Speeding is a major cause of road trauma. It’s just not worth the risk," he said.
It’s expected towing and impoundment fees will be almost $1400.
The P-plater will be charged with speeding and driving in a dangerous. He faces a mandatory six months off the road.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a Port Campbell police officer caught a driver at 141km/h in a 100km/h zone.
That driver received a penalty notice of $604 and an automatic six months off the road.
Senior Sergeant Asenjo said that in the few six weeks of this year four people had died on south-west roads.
He said drivers involved in high risk drivers factors, including impairment, speed, hoon driving and distraction, were at serious risk of of injury or death.
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