210km/h: car impounded: Driver faces criminal charges over alleged speeding

A YELTA man was allegedly detected driving at 210km/h at Merrinee, in one of two high speed incidents in as many days.

Police will allege the 22-year-old, who had a passenger in the car, was clocked at more than double the 100km/h speed limit on Millewa Road on Friday.

Mildura highway patrol Sergeant Mark McDonald said the man’s car was impounded and he would be charged on summons.

“You don’t get speeds like that very often, that’s way up there,” he said.

“That he had a passenger in the car with him makes it even worse.

“You get into criminal offences in relation to that, not just traffic offences, such as conduct endangering life and serious injury.”

The Yelta man was expected to face court in the new year.

His vehicle was one of three impounded within two days by local police late last week.

Soon after intercepting the Yelta man, police intercepted a 30-year-old Irymple man in Cowra Avenue.

Sgt McDonald said the man failed a roadside drug test and was found to be disqualified from driving.

His vehicle was impounded on the spot and the man will face court on summons.

On Thursday, a 25-year-old Mildura man with outstanding warrants was allegedly caught driving at 154km/h in a 100km/h zone on Boonoonar Road, Colignan.

He was driving an unregistered vehicle, which was impounded, and he was arrested in relation to the warrants.

Sgt McDonald said the man appeared in court last week when he received a $2000 fine.

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