Police ‘lost for words’ after detecting speeding driver allegedly travelling at 251km/h on Easter Sunday
Posted On April 18, 2022
Police say they are ‘lost for words’ after detecting a driver allegedly travelling at 251km/h in Melbourne’s northwest on Easter Sunday.
Officers say they detected the white Volkswagen sedan allegedly travelling at more than 140km/h over the 110km/h speed limit on the Calder Freeway near Woodend at 12.30am.
The vehicle was intercepted in Kyneton a short time later, where the driver, a 42-year-old Hallam woman, was also seen to be on her phone.
The woman’s car was impounded following the incident.
The 42-year-old is expected to be charged on summons with numerous offences including conduct endangering life, drive at dangerous speed and using a mobile phone while driving.
The detection is part Operation Compass, the state-wide road policing operation during the high-risk Easter holiday period.
Police are targeting impaired driving, speed, distraction and fatigue in high-risk areas throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Operation Compass concludes at 11.59pm on April 25.