Triple speed limit in Wollert

Police were left stunned when they clocked a driver allegedly travelling at 151km/h along a suburban street in Wollert early this morning.

Epping police were conducting speed checks as part of Operation Arid on Harvest Home Road, when a car blew past them doing 101km/h over the 50km/h speed limit just after midnight.

The 23-year-old male driver, from Wollert, had no excuse for why he was travelling at such dangerous speeds on a residential street.

His Holden Commodore was impounded and he is expected to be charged on summons with speeding offences.

The speedster wasn’t the only motorist caught driving recklessly in Melbourne this morning.

Prahran Highway Patrol members were shocked to see a motorcyclist allegedly do a mono while travelling on the Monash Freeway at Burnley this morning.

The 50-year-old male rider was travelling with a group of motorbikes when he performed the dangerous stunt while travelling at 80km/h about 7.35am.

Police impounded the Hillside man’s motorcycle for 30 days and he is expected to be charged on summons with traffic offences.

The impounds form part of Operation Arid, a road policing operation aimed at keeping the community safe on Victorian roads over the long weekend.

Police continue to use an intelligence-based approach to target locations and major arterials law-breaking drivers are expected to be, as people from metro Melbourne head to regional Victoria. This includes behaviour such as speeding, drink and drug driving, people not wearing seatbelts, safety of vulnerable road users and fatigue.

Operation Arid will run from 12.01am, Friday 5 March until 11.59pm, Monday 8 March and cover the Labour Day public holiday.

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