Drug driver clocked at 177km/h in Winchelsea

Colac Highway Patrol police have impounded a vehicle after it was allegedly detected travelling at more than 70km over the speed limit while the driver had drugs in his system.

The vehicle was stopped on the Princes Highway at Winchelsea shortly before 6.30pm on Saturday after police detected the car travelling at 177km/h in the 100km/h zone.

The 39-year-old Corio man who was behind the wheel allegedly tested positive for drugs and was unlicensed at the time of the incident.

He is expected to be charged on summons with drug driving, speed dangerous, unlicensed driving, and using unregistered motor vehicle.

The car was also impounded at a cost of $1170.

This intercept and impound forms part of Operation Saturn, a two-and-a-half-week state-wide road policing operation.

The operation commenced on Thursday, 22 October and aims to prevent further trauma on our roads caused by dangerous driving in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. It focuses on increased traffic on rural roads, drink and drug driving, seatbelt compliance and driving slowly.

Operation Saturn will run from 12.01am on Thursday 22 October to 11.59pm on Sunday 8 November 2020.

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