Speeding, disqualified and unroadworthy in Wodonga

A disqualified driver was detected travelling 35km/h over the speed limit in an unroadworthy car in Wodonga this morning.

The Rutherglen man was intercepted on the Murray Valley Highway travelling 135km/h in a 100km/h zone about 10.20am.

The 54-year-old disqualified drivers’ car which was found to be unroadworthy was also impounded at a cost of $1825.

It is expected the driver will be summonsed to appear at court for exceeding the speed limit, driving an unroadworthy vehicle and driving whilst disqualified.

Whilst committing the offences, the driver was found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer, and he was issued a $1652 penalty notice.

The directions by the Chief Health Officer, under the State of Emergency declared in Victoria, have been enacted to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

The impound forms part of Operation Nexus, a five-day focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Easter long weekend.

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

During this time motorists can expect to be breath tested and drug tested, have their vehicles scanned and be checked for speeding.

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

The operation started at 12.01am on Thursday 9 April and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday 13 April

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