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Assistant Commissioner John Hartley

Traffic Services Branch

Man Caught Speeding Three Times In 24 Hours – Mid-North Coast and Sydney

A man will appear in court today charged after being allegedly caught speeding three times in less than 24 hours by NSW Police.

About 5.40pm on Saturday (19 December) Police attached to the Kempsey and Nambucca Heads Highway Patrols were conducting speed checks along the Pacific Highway at Allgomera.

Police allegedly detected a Silver Toyota Aurion travelling Southbound at a speed of 177 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. They stopped the car a short distance away and issued the male driver, a 24-year-old Italian national, with a traffic infringement for exceeding the speed over 45 km/h.

About 6 pm Police from Kempsey Highway Patrol allegedly detected the man speeding again, less than five kilometres from where he had originally been stopped. It is alleged that he reached speeds of 120km/h in a 100km/h zone when stopped for the second time. The man was issued with a second traffic infringement notice.

About 5.10 pm on Sunday (20 December) Police attached to Mt. Druitt Highway Patrol were conducting speed checks on the M7 motorway at Glendenning when they allegedly detected the same man, in the same car, travelling at 136 km/h in 100 km/h zone.

The man was stopped near the intersection of the M7 and Richmond Road at Glendenning where he was arrested and taken to Mt. Druitt Police station.

The man was later charged with exceed speed by more than 30 km/h. He was refused bail and will appear at Mt. Druitt Local Court today.

“Despite the warnings that Police are out in force targeting speeding, once again, we have people breaking the law with what appears to be total lack of regard for the consequences.” Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, Commander Traffic Services Branch said.

“The road toll continues to rise, and this type of driver behaviour is abhorrent, it shows total disregard for the law, for the safety of others and the safety of one’s self.” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

“Be warned, if you are speeding, you will be caught and dealt with under the full force of the law.”


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