A MAN on his p-plates has been charged with “furious driving” after he was allegedly clocked travelling at 185 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone in Sydney’s north-west.
Highway Patrol officers detected the man’s Toyota Corolla travelling at dangerous speeds along Old Windsor Road in Glenwood around 1.15am this morning.
Officers intercepted the vehicle and spoke with the 23-year-old driver who was subjected to a roadside breath test.
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He was arrested after allegedly returning a positive reading and taken to Riverstone Police Station for the purpose of a breath analysis, however, was unable to provide one.
As a result, he was taken to hospital for a blood test before returning to the police station where he was formally charged with driving recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, exceed speed by greater than 45km/h, and not display P-plates.
He is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Monday 12 September.
Police said further charges may be considered pending the results of the blood test.
The incident has again prompted police to remind motorists that Traffic and Highway Patrol officers are out and about on NSW roads, and those people who break the law will be caught.
Speeding is one of the offences currently being targeted in the ‘Towards Zero’ campaign, which aims to reduce the road toll through public awareness and targeted policing.