P-plater allegedly reached speeds of 147km/h in Sydney ‘drag race’

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy on his P-plates has been charged after he was allegedly caught racing another car at more than 140 kilometres per hour in Sydney’s south this morning.

Highway patrol officers were patrolling Foreshore drive in Mascot around 12.20am when they observed the two vehicles travelling at 147kph.

Police activated their lights and sirens and caught up to the vehicles as they turned onto General Holmes Drive.


One of the cars, a Subaru Impreza WRX, hit a water main and came to rest in the breakdown lane. The driver, a 17-year-old P-plater from Queensland, refused to be treated by paramedics.

He was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of drive speed/manner dangerous and exceed speed by more than 45km/h to appear at court at a later date.

His licence was also suspended. Inquiries into the other car involved in the incident are continuing.