Chadstone impound for excessive speed

Nunawading Highway Patrol impounded a vehicle last night after it was detected travelling at an alleged speed of 148km in a 60km zone.

The black Subaru sedan was spotted by police on Warrigal Road about 6pm.

The 21-year-old Bentleigh man had a female passenger with him when police intercepted the vehicle near Chadstone Shopping Centre.

The vehicle was impounded for 30 days, at a cost of $878.50

He is expected to be charged on summons with drive at a speed dangerous, drive in a manner dangerous and exceeding the speed limit.

Acting Sergeant Vaughan Wright from Nunawading Highway Patrol said they were very lucky to have caught this young man before any carnage was caused on our roads.

“We could have easily been attending a double fatality if not worse, he said.

“People need to remember that having your license in a privilege and not a right and we can remove that privilege from drivers who choose to drive recklessly at a ridiculous speed.

“A motor vehicle can easily turn into a weapon when people choose to drive at speeds like this and a fatality changes the lives of everyone involved, including our first responders who have to attend them.”

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