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Speeding driver's vehicle impounded in Mount Cottrell

Friday 10 March 2023 3:09pm

Melton Highway Patrol officers impounded a speeding driver’s vehicle in Mount Cottrell yesterday.

Officers clocked a Holden sedan allegedly travelling at 162km/h in a 80km/h zone on the Mount Cottrell Road.

As police were catching up to intercept the vehicle, they saw the driver throw a stubby can out the window.

Police spoke to the driver, a 61-year-old man, who admitted he threw the stubby as he didn’t want police to see it.

The man blew under the limit on a preliminary breath test.

The Alboin man is expected to be charged on summons with driving offences and unlawfully deposit litter.

His vehicle has been impounded for 30 days with towing costs of $995.

The intercept was part of Operation Arid, aiming to reduce road trauma and lives lost on our roads over the Labour Day long weekend.

Senior Constable Natasha Leigh

Media Officer


Reviewed 10 March 2023