P-platers fined for speeding across Sydney

A teenage girl allegedly drink-driving is among a number of p-platers detected speeding in Sydney in the past 24-hours, as police conduct proactive patrols across the state.

About 3am today (Friday 10 April 2020), police from Sutherland Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle on the Princes Highway, Engadine, after detecting the car travelling up to 147 km/h in an 80km/h zone.

The 17-year-old female driver, on a P1 Provisional Licence, underwent mandatory testing and allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.083

She was issued an infringement a Court Attendance Notice for mid-range drink-driving. She is due to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 6 August 2020. Her license was also suspended.

In a separate incident, police from Liverpool Highway Patrol stopped a 25-year-old man, on a P2 Provisional Licence, on Heathcote Road at Pleasure Point, about 10pm last night (Thursday 9 April 2020).

The driver was allegedly travelling up to 150km/h in an 80km/h zone while not displaying p-plates. His license was suspended, and he was fined.

A short time later, on Cooper Road in Birrong, police from Bankstown Highway Patrol detected a vehicle travelling at 102km/h in a 50km/h zone.

The 23-year-old man, on a P1 Provisional Licence, was unable to provide his licence when pulled over by police. He was fined and his license was suspended.

Police are reminding all drivers to follow the road rules and only be out for ‘essential’ travel.

Operation Tortoise, a state-wide road safety operation over the Easter long weekend, will see officers targeting speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences; all of which will attract double demerit points.

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