Greensborough intercepts

Officers from Greensborough Highway Patrol were left shaking their heads after they detected a number of speeders yesterday afternoon.

A 19-year-old Doreen man was detected driving his vehicle at an alleged 122km/h in a 60km/h section of Plenty Road in South Morang.

His VW Golf was impounded with towing costs of $896.10 and the probationary driver is expected to be charged on summons for numerous traffic offences.

Just before this intercept officers had been dealing with a 42-year-old Glenroy woman.

It’s alleged she was driving her Holden Commodore at 83km/h in a 40km/h roadworks zone on Plenty Road, South Morang.

She received a fine for $772 for speeding and has had her licence suspended for 6 months.

Minutes before that intercept officers had been dealing with an 18-year-old woman from Mickleham.

It is alleged her Mazda CX9 was detected at 95km/h in a 60km/h zone, again on Plenty Road in South Morang.

She received a $591 fine and will lose her licence for 3 months.

The intercepts form part of Operation Compass, a state-wide road policing operation that coincides with Melbourne Cup weekend and the easing of travel restrictions.

Police are targeting speed, distraction, fatigue and impaired driving in high-risk areas throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Operation Compass runs until 11.59pm Sunday 7 November 2021.

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