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.


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.