‘Hoon’ P-plater has car impounded while out getting lunch for workmates

A P-PLATER has had his car impounded after allegedly being clocked travelling at more than double the speed limit while on a lunchtime food run for his workmates in Melbourne.

The 20-year-old is accused of reaching dangerous speeds along Station Street at Nunawading in the city’s east just after 1pm on Friday.

A Highway Patrol unit allegedly clocked the probationary driver travelling at 101km/h in a 50 zone.


Police said the driver was returning to his workplace in Mitcham with food from a fast food outlet.

The young driver’s 2002 Subaru Liberty sedan was impounded and will remain locked up for 30 days at a cost of $925.

Police are out in force across Victoria enforcing road safety as part of Operation Nexus.

Officers are targeting speed, fatigue, distraction, seatbelt non-compliance and impaired driving in an effort to reduce road trauma and raise awareness around road user behaviour.

Operation Nexus began on 13 April and will run until midnight on Anzac Day, 25 April.