Two P-platers clocked at double the speed limit over October long weekend

Two P-platers were allegedly caught driving at more than double the speed limit during a wild long weekend for police.

Traffic and Highway Patrol used social media to make an example of five young men who were not deterred by double demerits.

The most recent example came on Monday afternoon when a Holden Commodore was clocked doing 103km/h in a 50km/h zone in Lalor Park.

The driver, a 20-year-old man from Seven Hills, allegedly told police, “I thought it was a 60 zone”. He had only been licensed for one week.

The man was fined $2384 and had his licence suspended for six months.

Quakers Hill Highway Patrol dealt with three similar instances in a 24-hour period over the long weekend.

At 3am on Sunday, a 19-year-old unlicensed man was allegedly caught driving a stolen Honda Accord on Richmond Road without the headlights on.

A blood alcohol analysis returned a positive reading of 0.093.

At 11pm the same day, a Holden Commodore was detected at 144km/h in a 70km/h zone on Schofields Road in The Ponds.

The 18-year-old driver from Rouse Hill was fined $2384 and had his licence suspended for six months.

Just before 2am on Monday, police stopped a car in Glenwood at a roadside breath testing site and saw a man lying down in the back seat with no seatbelt.

The 21-year-old provisional driver returned a blood alcohol reading on 0.144, nearly triple the legal blood alcohol limit for a fully-licensed driver.

His licence was suspended, he was issued a court attendance notice for drink driving, and he was fined for: having an unrestrained passenger ($330, 6 demerit points), not displaying P plates ($257, 2 demerit points), and P1 driver under 25 driving between 11pm and 5am with more than one passenger under 21 ($549, 3 demerit points).

Earlier on Saturday, September 30, a motorbike rider also lost his license when he was clocked at 149km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The P-plater allegedly told police he knew he was speeding when he was pulled over on the M4 Motorway in Eastern Creek.

The rider was fined $2384, had his licence suspended for six months and his registration cancelled for three months.


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