An 18-year-old driver has been fined almost $2,000 after being caught driving over 150Km/h in Mitchell earlier today.
About 9.20am, police observed an orange Holden Commodore sedan travelling south on Gungahlin Drive, Mitchell.
A police speed check found the vehicle was travelling at 151Km/h in an 80Km/h zone, nearly double the sign-posted speed limit.
Police intercepted the vehicle, and found it being driven by an 18-year-old man on a provisional license.
The man was issued with an infringement notice for $1,841.00 and six demerit points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45Km/h.
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Acting Station Sergeant David Wills said this type of behaviour was particularly disappointing from a young driver.
“Provisional drivers are some of the most inexperienced on our roads, and as such they should be taking even greater care when behind the wheel, not driving at more than 150 kilometres an hour,” Acting Station Sergeant Wills said.
“Clearly this driver had other ideas, and thankfully nobody else is paying for his poor judgement.”