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Doreen man among South Morang speedsters nabbed by police
A DOREEN man was among several speeding drivers detected by Greensborough Highway Patrol officers last week as part of Operation Compass.
The 19-year-old was detected driving at an alleged speed of 122km/h in a 60km/h zone on Plenty Road in South Morang on Monday last week.
The man’s VW Golf was impounded with a towing cost of nearly $900 and police expect to charge the probationary driver on summons for numerous traffic offences.
Police intercepted the man just minutes after detecting an 18-year-old woman from Mickleham, who was detected driving a Mazda CX9 at 95km/h in the same section of Plenty Road.
The woman was issued a $591 fine and will lose her licence for three months.
Also fined on Monday was a 42-year-old woman from Glenroy, who was detected driving a Holden Commodore at 83km/h in a 40km/h roadworks zone on Plenty Road.
The woman received a $772 fine and had her licence suspended for six months.
Operation Compass, which concluded at midnight on Sunday, was a state-wide road policing operation coinciding with Melbourne Cup weekend and the easing of travel restrictions. Police targeted speed, distraction, fatigue and impaired driving in high-risk areas throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Greensborough Highway Patrol members were kept busy over the Melbourne Cup weekend, impounding three vehicles and nabbing four speeding motorists.
Officers were patrolling as part of Operation Compass when they intercepted a Hyundai Kona type allegedly travelling at 114km/h in a 70km/h zone on Yan Yean Road in Plenty about 6.30pm on October 31.
The driver, an 18-year-old South Morang man, who had only had his provisional licence for one month, was issued an infringement notice for speeding and had his licence immediately suspended for six months.
Just 15 minutes later on the same stretch of road, a Chrysler 300 was allegedly clocked at 119km/h.
A Mernda man, 28, had his vehicle impounded for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
Earlier in the evening a Kawasaki motorbike was allegedly travelling 114km/h in a 60km/h zone on O’Herns Road in Epping before it was stopped by police about 4.30pm. The rider, a 20-year-old Wollert man, had his motorcycle impounded for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
A Subaru WRX was also caught allegedly travelling at 99km/h in a 50km/h zone on Taryn Drive, Epping, while a Moonee Ponds man, 22, had his vehicle impounded for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
Caption: A Doreen man, 19, was among several speeding drivers detected by Greensborough Highway Patrol officers on Plenty Road last week. The man had his car impounded and is expected to face court on several driving charges.