Flying festiva in Darnum

Police from the State Highway Patrol performing laser speed detection intercepted a speeding vehicle in Darnum yesterday afternoon.

It is alleged the Ford Festiva was travelling at a speed of 135km/h in a 110 zone on the Princess Highway about 1pm (7 June).

The driver, a 70-year-old Yarragon woman, received a $335 on the spot fine and had her licence suspended for three months.

This intercept 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.

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