Speeding driver nabbed at Miners Rest

State Highway Patrol West police caught a speeding P-plate driver at Miners Rest this morning.

Officers clocked a white sedan allegedly travelling at 166km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Western Freeway just before 9am.

Police intercepted the vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 19-year-old man, who also had two teenage passengers in the car.

His vehicle was immediately impounded for 30 days.

The Frankston man is expected to be charged on summons with exceed speed and other traffic-related offences.

This impound was part of Operation Compass, the state-wide road policing operation during the high-risk Easter holiday period.

Police are targeting impaired driving, speed, distraction, and fatigue in high-risk areas throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Operation Compass concludes at 11.59pm on Monday, 25 April.

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