Licences suspended; cars seized over speeding across Sydney region

Three drivers have had their licences suspended – including one allegedly speeding in a school zone with a baby in the car – following proactive patrols by the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command in Sydney’s west and south.

Officers from Bankstown Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement duties on King Georges Road, Wiley Park, when they detected an Audi Q2 station wagon travelling 102km/hr in a 40km/hr school zone about 2.50pm yesterday (Thursday 25 June 2020).

The vehicle was stopped, and officers spoke to the driver, a 27-year-old man, before they spotted a 12-month-old child sitting in the rear passenger seat.

The Rhodes man was issued an infringement notice for infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/hr and had his licence suspended for six months. His vehicle was also seized.

Just before 2pm yesterday, officers from Auburn Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement duties on the M4 at Homebush, when they detected a Ford Mustang travelling 201km/hr in an 80km/hr zone.

The vehicle was stopped, and officers spoke with the driver, a 34-year-old man. He was issued a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous and exceed speed more than 45 km/hr.

The Concord man is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 18 August 2020. His licence was also suspended, and his vehicle seized.

About 4.30am yesterday, officers from Sutherland Highway Patrol were proactively patrolling the Loftus area, when they observed a Toyota Corolla sedan driving in a dangerous manner on the Princes Highway.

Officers detected the vehicle began to travel 136km/hr in an 80km/hr zone and pulled over the sedan.

The driver, a 29-year-old man, underwent a random a breath test, which returned a negative result before he was taken to Sutherland Hospital to undergo blood and urine testing.

The Warilla man was issued an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/hr and had his licence suspended for six months.

Investigations are continuing into this incident.

Anyone with information about dangerous driving behaviours is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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