Reckless rush results in car being impounded & date in court

Emma TaylorThe West Australian
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Williams Police have described a man’s alleged 190km/h speeding offence as an accident waiting to happen.

The 61-year-old’s car was allegedly clocked at 190km/h in a 110km/h zone by police patrolling Albany Highway last Wednesday.

“There is absolutely no excuse for travelling that kind of speed,” Williams Sen. Const. Darren Redhead said. “If you come unstuck at that speed or something happens in front of you, there’s no way you can respond quickly enough and it’s going to end in tragedy.”

Sen. Const. Redhead said the driver was apparently rush-ing to get from Perth to Albany.

“Some people assume someone going that speed is going to be a young male, but this goes to show that isn’t always the case,” Sen. Const. Redhead said. “We strongly urge people to drive to the conditions, drive to the speed limit and arrive safe at the end of the journey.”

The man’s car was impounded. He was charged with reckless driving and will appear at Narrogin Magistrate’s Court.

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