Ring road speeding driver tracked down

As part of Operation Roadwise, Greensborough Highway patrol members detected a black Mercedes Benz Roadster travelling at 126 km/h in a 100 km/h speed zone on the Metropolitan Ring Road at Thomastown yesterday.

Police attempted to intercept the vehicle on Plenty Road, Bundoora, when the vehicle accelerated through a red light to travel west on the Metropolitan Ring Road and evaded police, reaching speeds in excess of 150 km/h.

This morning police attended the registered owners address and a Tullamarine woman’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

It will be alleged she was driving on a suspended licence.

The 35-year-old woman will be charged on summons for driving while suspended, exceed speed and evade police.

This impound forms part of Operation Roadwise, a state-wide focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Christmas and New Year period.

The 24-day operation aims to reduce road trauma, including injuries and the number of lives lost on our roads.

During the festive period, motorists can expect to be breath tested, drug tested, and have their vehicles scanned and speed-checked by police to ensure everyone returns home to their loved ones safely this Christmas and New Year.

Operation Roadwise involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.

The operation runs from 12.01am Friday 13 December to 11.59pm Sunday 5 January.

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