Unlicenced driver nabbed 100km/h over limit

A 19-year-old woman, who has never held a drivers’ licence, has been caught in Altona travelling at 168km/h in a 60km/h zone.

West Gate Highway Patrol spotted a Holden Commodore allegedly travelling at high speed along Millers Road last night about 11.45pm.

The sedan had no rear registration plate and was allegedly displaying a stolen front registration plate.

The Highway Patrol members were astounded to discover the Meadow Heights woman had never held a Victorian drivers’ licence and travelling at such high speed.

The woman’s car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $932.40.

The driver has been charged with a variety of offences including reckless conduct endangering life, dangerous speed, unlicensed driving and handling stolen goods.

She has been bailed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court next year.

This arrest forms part of Operation Compass, a road policing operation aimed at keeping the community safe on Victorian roads.

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, mobile phone use and fatigue.

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