Alleged drunk driver clocked travelling over 200km/h

A MAN has been charged with a string of offences including drink driving after allegedly being detected travelling at speeds of more than 200 kilometres per hour in Queensland last night.

Around 10.20pm, an officer was conducting a TruCam deployment on the Bruce Highway in Ayr when he allegedly detected a white Commodore sedan being driven at 195km per hour.

Police from Ayr station were called to investigate when they detected on their mobile radar a vehicle matching the same description allegedly travelling up to 207km per hour in a 100km zone.


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Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, however it allegedly drove away at speed northbound on the Bruce Highway.

A short time later, police located the alleged driver refuelling his vehicle at a nearby service station.

He was tested for drink driving and returned at Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.078%.

A 35-year-old Townsville man has been charged with two counts of disobeying the speed limit and one count each of fail to stop motor vehicle, driving unlicensed and drink driving.

His vehicle was immobilized and he is due to appear in Ayr Magistrates Court on October 17.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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