Two learner drivers caught driving more than 90km/h over limit

Two learner drivers have been charged after being detected allegedly travelling at more than 90km/h over the marked speed limit in separate incidents in Sydney’s south and the state’s Riverina region yesterday.

About 12.15pm (Wednesday 24 June 2020), officers from Riverina Highway Patrol detected a Mazda RX8 allegedly travelling at 193km/h in a 100km/h zone, north along Goldfields Way near Temora.

Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, a 17-year-old boy, who presented a learner driver’s licence. The driver and his supervisor, a 57-year-old man, returned negative results for roadside breath tests and positive results for roadside drug tests.

The pair were arrested and taken to Temora Police Station, where the teenager was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive at a speed dangerous to the public and exceed speed limit by more than 45km/h. His licence was suspended. Police continue to investigate the matter and are awaiting the results of the secondary drug tests.

He is due to appear before a Children’s Court on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

In a separate incident, officers from Botany Bay Highway Patrol were travelling along Airport Drive, Mascot, about 6.15pm, when they detected a Yamaha motorcycle allegedly travelling at 175km/h in a signposted 70km/h zone.

Officers stopped the motorcycle and spoke to the rider, a 25-year-old man, who produced a learner rider licence. The man’s licence was suspended for six months and his NSW registration plates were confiscated for three months.

He was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive at a speed dangerous to the public, class A motor vehicle exceed speed limit over 45km/h and learner drive motor bike not display L plate as prescribed.

The man is due to appear before Downing Central Local Court on Thursday 24 September 2020.

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