A Major Collision Investigation Unit member who was on his way home intercepted a speeding motorist in Dromana last night (9 June).
The police member who was on call for the night was traveling south on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway when he sighted the white Mazda utility about 8.20pm.
The eagle eyed member was following the vehicle when the utility took off at a fast rate of speed.
An 18-year-old Capel Sound man, who was the holder of a P1 licence, was detected travelling at 160km/ph in a 100km/ph zone.
His vehicle has been impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1280.00
He is expected to be charged on summons with speed dangerous and exceeding the speed limit.
This is a timely reminder that any police officer travelling in a marked or unmarked vehicle can intercept anyone at any time.
Luckily this motorist was intercepted by the MCIU member before he was the subject of an major collision investigation.
This impound forms part of Operation Regal, a four day high visibility road policing operation over the Queen’s birthday long weekend.
The state-wide operation will commence on Friday, 7 June and will focus on impaired driving, increased traffic on rural roads, towing trailers and caravans, and trail bike riding in state forests and parks.
Enforcement activities will vary across the state with police focusing on traffic corridors that link metropolitan areas to popular holiday destinations including the high country (ski fields), Grampians and Lakes regions.
Operation Regal will run for four days from 12.01am Friday 7 June to 11.59pm Monday 10 June 2019.