• Hannah Phillips

Speeding South East P-plater Loses Licence

A speeding P-plater has lost his licence on the spot after being caught at more than 60 km/h over the speed limit in the State's South East yesterday afternoon.

Just after 4.30pm on Easter Monday, 2 April, a Limestone Coast Highway Patrol detected a speeding vehicle at 173 km/h in a 110 km/h zone on the Riddoch Highway, Padthaway.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 24-year-old Mount Gambier man, was issued with a fine of $1483 and 9 demerit points for speeding and breaching the conditions of his provisional licence.

This resulted in an immediate six month loss of licence.

Police will continue to have a highly visible presence on South Australian roads and urge all motorists to take extra care.

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