Learner driver busted travelling 88km over speed limit – has new car impounded

A learner driver has copped a hefty fine and had his new car impounded after he was caught speeding in West Melbourne overnight.

Police say around 11.30pm, police detected a Holden Astra travelling at 158km/h in a 70km/h zone.

Officers pulled the car over, and discovered that the driver, a 16-year-old boy, was allegedly carrying three teenage boys in the car at the time and had no licensed accompanying driver.


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His car, which he only purchased on Friday, was impounded for 30 days and police say he will have to pay $890 towing and storage costs to get it back.

The boy was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date, charged with reckless conduct endangering person, speed dangerous, exceeding the speed limit, being an unaccompanied learner driver, failing to display L plates and failing to carry a learner permit.