Police will consider laying criminal charges against a Warrnambool university student clocked at 186km/h in his white Audi near Penshurst this morning.
South-west police road safety adviser Senior Sergeant Chris Asenjo said the driver was heading to Hamilton when he was detected speeding just north of Penshurst on the Hamilton Highway at Tabor.
The area has been the scene of a number of traffic incidents this year, including a truck off the road which required heavy haulage to be called in.
"The car was impounded on the spot by the Penshurst police member who was just knocking off after a night shift," Senior Sergeant Asenjo said.
"Impoundment for a month will attract fees of about $1200. We are considering laying criminal charges as well as driving offences."
Senior Sergeant Asenjo requested any witnesses who saw the driver before he was intercepted contact police, especially anyone with dash camera footage.
"It's just a ridiculous speed. He'll be summoned to appear in court, probably on more significant charges which could include conduct endangering life," he said.
"Anyone caught speeding at more than 45km/h over the limit goes to court.
"This offending fits squarely in the category of road crime, it's not just exceeding the speed limit.
"We need to make sure that menaces like this are taken off the road."
Anyone who saw the Audi being driven erratically between Warrnambool and Tabor is requested to contact the Hamilton police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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