Speeding motorist caught in Nar Nar Goon

A motorist travelling more than 50km/h over the speed limit in Nar Nar Goon over the long weekend has had their car impounded.

Police working Operation Sentinel duties intercepted the speeding motorist on Princes Highway travelling 151km/h in a 100km/h zone on Monday 14 June about 9.45pm.

The 43-year-old driver, who claimed to be a ‘sovereign citizen’ and that the road rules or CHO directions didn’t apply to him, refused a preliminary breath test.

He also tried to stop the car from being loaded onto the tow truck for impound by jumping back into the car.

Police safely removed the man from the vehicle.

The Garfield man is expected to be charged on summons in relation to speeding, refusing a preliminary breath test and hindering police.

This impound forms part of Operation Regal, a four-day operation targeting high-risk driving behaviour on Victorian roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

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

As part of the operation police targeted speed, alcohol and drug impaired driving, fatigue, driver distraction and failure to wear seatbelts.

Over the past five Queen’s Birthday weekends, there have been 17 lives lost on our roads and a further 980 people injured, as well as 48,811 traffic and criminal offences detected.

Operation Regal ran from 12.01am Friday 11 June to 11.59pm Monday 14 June 2021.

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