Man caught hooning down highway at 215km/h

A MAN’S been caught fanging down the Hume Highway at more than 200km/h in his Holden Commodore.

Gundagai Highway Patrol were patrolling the highway at Tumblong when they spotted the grey sedan around 7.30am on Monday.

It was allegedly detected travelling at 215km/h in the 110km/h speed zone.


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The driver, a 33-year-old man from the United Kingdom, was stopped by police and produced an international drivers licence.

He was issued a court attendance notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and his licence was suspended in NSW.

He’ll appear in Gundagai Local Court on Monday December 1.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said drivers speeding put their lives at serious risk.

“Speed kills, and drivers exceeding the speed limit risk losing control in an emergency braking situation, putting themselves, passengers and other road users at grave risk,” he said.

“If speeding, your chances of having a crash increase, while the risk of being seriously injured or killed in a crash also rises.

“Traffic and Highway Patrol officers will continue to patrol for drivers taking risks and being reckless on the roads.”

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