Street racer clocked at 104km/h over limit at Auburn

A man’s licence has been suspended and registration plates seized after police detected a vehicle travelling more than 100km/h over the speed limit.

About 1.50am (Saturday 7 December 2019) officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected two vehicles allegedly engaged in a street race on the M4 at Auburn.

Police conducted a speed check of one of the vehicles which was detected at 194km/h in 90km/h zone.

That car turned off at the James Ruse Drive exit and was pursued by police.

It came to a complete stop a short time after.

The driver, a 24-year-old man from Merrylands, was arrested and charged with street racing, speed manner dangerous and exceed speed over 45km/h. His licence was suspended on the spot.

He was given a Field Court Attendance Notice to appear at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

The man’s registration plates will be suspended for three months.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said it was this sort of behaviour that was costing lives on our roads.

“With the road toll currently at 331, being 7 more than this time last year, this event could quite easily have added to these very sad & tragic numbers, which represent that many family & friends who have lost a loved one on our roads,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

“This close to Christmas, the family of this young man should take something out of this, given that he gets to come home. Sadly, for many other families, this is not the case.

“Our message is quite clear, those who chose to speed, drink or drug drive, not wear a proper helmet or seat belt, drive distracted or fatigued, will be identified and prosecuted, in the hope we can save their lives, the lives of their passengers, and other road users.”

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