POLICE have caught several motorists allegedly speeding or driving unlicenced in the south-west ahead of the long weekend.
Victoria Police on Thursday launched a state-wide road policing operation, Operation Compass, which will extend into the Anzac Day public holiday the following weekend.
On Thursday morning, Mortlake police detected a vehicle allegedly travelling at 142km/h on Castle Carey Road, in Glenormiston.
"The 29-year-old female driver from Camperdown was found to have a learners permit and was driving without an accompanying driver," a police statement said.
"The vehicle was impounded at a cost of $1295 to the driver who will appear in court at a later date."
On the same morning, a disqualified driver from Warrnambool was travelling to Geelong when police pulled him over in Cobden.
His car was impounded for $1295 and he was set to appear in court at a later date.
A few hours later in the Warrnambool CBD, police alleged a Melbourne man used his mobile phone while driving on a suspended driver's licence. His vehicle was impounded for $1130.
Police said he was set to appear in court for charges of driving while suspended and using a mobile phone while driving.
To find out more about the operation click here.
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