Extreme speeder caught after break down

An extreme speeder was nabbed at Waterloo Corner last night with one of the highest speeds ever captured (on SA Roads).

Just after 6.30pm Monday 30 January police from Barossa Highway Patrol were conducting speed detection duties on the North South Motorway when they clocked a black 2009 Holden utility travelling north at 253km/h in a 110km/h zone.

A short distance later the Holden ute suffered mechanical failure and police were able to catch up to the car to speak to the driver. Checks revealed the driver, a 20-year-old Smithfield man, only held a Learner’s permit, and his passenger was not a full licence holder.

The driver also returned a positive reading to a drug test. This test will be sent to forensic Science SA for further analysis.

He was reported for aggravated extreme speed, driving at a manner dangerous, breach of learners permit, and driving an unregistered motor vehicle and will appear in court at a later date. He lost his licence on the spot for 12 months and his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.



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