Al­leged 50kmh over charge on Old Coast Road

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

CHARGES have been laid and a ve­hi­cle im­pounded af­ter Wa­roona po­lice stopped a driver who was al­legedly driv­ing 50kmh over the speed limit.

About 11.30am on March 29, of­fi­cers stopped a BMW trav­el­ling south on Old Coast Road near Lake Clifton.

The ve­hi­cle was al­legedly clocked trav­el­ling at 150kmh in a 100kmh zone.

The male driver was al­legedly also driv­ing with a sus­pended li­cence.

Wa­roona po­lice Sgt Si­mon Ben­nett said he was shocked by the high speed.

“There are so many side roads and en­try points along that road,” Sgt. Ben­nett said.

“It’s a 100kmh zone for a rea­son.

“Driv­ing at these kinds of speeds poses an in­creased risk to not only the driver, but to other road users as well.”

A 52-year-old River­vale man was charged with reck­less driv­ing and his ve­hi­cle was im­pounded on the spot.

He will ap­pear in Man­durah Mag­is­trates Court later this month.

Also on March 29 about 11pm, a 40year-old Man­durah driver was stopped in the Wa­roona CBD.

The woman was breathal­ysed and al­legedly recorded a read­ing of 0.127.

She was charged with ex­cess 0.08 and re­ceived an im­me­di­ate li­cence dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion no­tice and will ap­pear in Har­vey Mag­is­trates Court on April 23.

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