Impound at Tawonga Gap

Officers from State Highway Patrol Solo Unit have impounded a car after it was caught speeding at Tawonga Gap earlier today.

Members were patrolling Tawonga Gap Road about 1.40pm when they detected a blue Volkswagen Golf travelling at 132km/h in an 80km/h zone.

They followed the Golf and allegedly observed the vehicle cross over double and single solid white lines on a winding road on a number of occasions.

The car was intercepted and officers spoke to the driver, a 19-year-old man from Kew.

The probationary driver had his car impounded for 30 days with towing costs of $2433 and is expected to be charged with numerous traffic offences including exceed speed limit, cross double lines and cross solid white line.

This impound forms part of Operation Arid, a road policing operation aimed at keeping the community safe on Victorian roads over the long weekend.

Police continue to use an intelligence-based approach to target locations and major arterials law-breaking drivers are expected to be, as people from metro Melbourne head to regional Victoria. This includes behaviour such as speeding, drink and drug driving, people not wearing seatbelts, safety of vulnerable road users and fatigue.

Operation Arid will run from 12.01am, Friday 5 March until 11.59pm, Monday 8 March and cover the Labour Day public holiday.

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