Speeder late for Christmas dinner in Anakie

Moorabool Highway Patrol officers intercepted a speeding motorcyclist in Anakie on Christmas day (25 December).

The motorcyclist was detected travelling at an alleged speed of 143km/h in a 100km/h zone on Ballan-Geelong Road around 5.40pm.

The driver stated he was going between family fuctions, when asked his reason for speeding.

A 31-year-old Grovedale man was issued with a $702 fine and had his licence suspended for 6 months.

This intercept form 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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