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Traveller Caught Speeding

Traveller Caught Speeding

An Interstate Traveller Has Been Caught Speeding By Colac Police

A speeding driver who was caught driving at 167k/ph on the Princes Highway at Colac East on Tuesday evening, has revealed he has been travelling interstate "looking for work".

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After being noticed by Birregurra police further up the highway driving at excessive speed on his way into Colac, Colac highway patrol intercepted the man close to the Beeac roundabout.

When questioned by police the dangerous driver allegedly said he believed his speed was "not excessive" and he "didn't understand" what he had done wrong.

The man was a holder of a New Zealand passport and revealed he had been living in Australia for 10 years.

He was found to also be the holder of a suspended Northern Territory license and had no valid Victorian drivers license. He told police he had been travelling interstate to look for work.

Witnesses driving along the highway between Winchelsea and Colac, told police the male was driving erratically, sitting in the middle of the dual lane road at excessive speed.

The man had been pulled over by police on August 30 at Mildura, in north-west Victoria, for similar driving offences. This date is believed to be around the time the offender had crossed the border from New South Wales, he said he wasn't stopped before crossing the border into the state.

The man will have his car impounded at a cost of $1,305 and will face court on charges of driving unlicensed, speeding and several minor traffic offences.

He will also be issued a COVID breach fine of $1,652 for unnecessary travel.

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