26 July 2023

Riverina teen clocked travelling at 167 km/h on the Olympic Highway

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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 Highway Patrol intercepted an 18-year-old man speeding on the Olympic Highway

An 18-year-old was caught exceeding the speed limit by 77km/h on the Olympic Highway at Culcairn earlier this week. Photo: NSW Police.

A teenager had his licence suspended on the spot for six months and his vehicle confiscated after he was caught speeding at 167km/h on the Olympic Highway at Culcairn, last week.

Police said they were contacted by members of the public in relation to the alleged dangerous driving of a green Ford Falcon utility in the Culcairn and Henty townships last Friday (21 July).

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Officers from the Murray River Highway Patrol conducted increased patrols in the area and said they detected the vehicle speeding at 167km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the Olympic Highway at Culcairn at about 7:25 am on Monday (24 July).

The 18-year-old driver, who was the holder of a NSW P1 provisional licence, was issued with penalty notices for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 km/h and other alleged offences.

His licence was suspended on the spot for a minimum of six months and his vehicle was confiscated for three months.

The teenager will also be responsible for all associated costs of storage and tow of his confiscated ute.

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