Speeding drivers nabbed – Crystal Brook and Evanston South, South Australia

Police have reported two motorists after they were detected speeding at 187km/h at Crystal Brook and 145km/h at Evanston South last night.

Just after 8.30pm on Good Friday 2 April, Port Pirie Police were performing speed detection duties on the Augusta Highway near Crystal Brook in relation to Operation Safe Easter, when they detected and stopped a Ford sedan travelling at 187km/h in a 110 km/h area.

The 54-year-old man from Glynde was reported for driving at a speed dangerous to the public, his car was impounded for 28 days and he will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Then just after 11pm last night, a Gawler Police patrols detected a Nissan station wagon travelling at 145km/h in a 90km/h zone on Main North Road at Evanston South.

The 17-year-old ‘P’ Plate driver from Gawler was issued an ‘on the spot’ fine of $1,780.00 for speeding and breaching his probationary conditions, the teenage boy also lost his licence for six months.

This is another two examples of drivers putting themselves and other road users at great risk. Police patrols will continue to monitor motorists 24 hours a day right across the State over the Easter holiday period – please obey all road rules at all times.

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