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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Speeding Drivers Nabbed in South East

Two drivers have copped large fines after they were stopped speeding in separate incidents on Sunday afternoon, while a woman will face court on drink driving charges following a crash earlier this month.

Just before 2.30pm, Sunday 25 February, a police patrol detected a Ford sedan on Agricultural Bureau Drive, Millicent travelling at 171km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The 55-year-old driver from the Limestone Coast was not only issued with a $1074 fine, but he also lost his licence on the spot for six months and lost nine demerit points.

A teenage driver is also more than $1300 out of pocket after he was nabbed speeding on the Riddoch Highway near Naracoorte.

Just after 3pm on Sunday 25 February, a Limestone Coast Highway patrol was conducting speed detection duties when they stopped a black Subaru travelling at 140km/h in 110km/h zone.

The 19-year-old man from Willunga was issued a $1369 fine for speeding and breaching a condition of his provisional licence. He also lost 5 demerit points.

Meanwhile a 36-year-old woman from near Mt Gambier will face court on drink driving charges following on a high-speed rear end collision on Ruwoldt Road at Yahl on 5 February.

The reported woman was taken to Mt Gambier Hospital following the crash and treated for injuries.

Blood was also taken and forensically analysed, allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.184 or more than three times over the legal limit of 0.05.

Earlier today a police patrol interviewed the woman and reported her for aggravated due care and drink driving.

She was issued a 12 month loss of licence and will be summonsed to court at a date to be set.

The actions of these drivers increase the risk to all road users, choosing to drive at excessive speed dramatically increases the risk of a fatality or serious injury collision.

Limestone Coast Highway Patrol will continue to deploy resources across the local service area in an effort to detect offending drivers and prevent serious injury and fatality crashes occurring.

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