Provisional driver detected travelling 159km/h in 100km/h zone near Port Macquarie

A provisional driver has been fined after he was detected allegedly travelling at more than 45km/h over the speed limit on the state’s north coast.

About 4.30pm today (Sunday 24 October 2021), officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement operations where they detected a Holden Astra allegedly travelling 159km/h in an 100km/h zone on the Pacific Highway, Telegraph Point, about 20km north of Port Macquarie.

Police stopped the car and spoke to the driver, an 18-year-old man from West Kempsey, who was the holder of a class P2 licence.

The driver was issued an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

The offence carries a penalty of $2547 and six demerit points.

As the driver was also the registered owner of the vehicle, the number plates were confiscated for three months and his licence was suspended on the spot for six months.

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