A probationary licensed driver who was detected driving at 169km/h in a 100km/h speed zone on the Monaro Highway, was one of 66 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) issued for speeding over the Centenary Day long weekend by ACT Policing.
The Gordon man, checked at 69km/h over the posted speed limit was issued with an $1811 fine for the offence and the loss of six demerit points.
ACT Policing also conducted 956 random breath tests over the three day long weekend with six drivers returning positive readings.
Officer-In-Charge Traffic Operations, Sergeant Rod Anderson said it was disappointing that despite continued warnings and campaigns by ACT Policing some drivers continue to ignore the messages relating to the dangers of speeding and drink driving.
“It’s appalling that both speeding and drink drivers have such disregard for the law and are clearly willing to put not only their own lives at risk but also those of their passengers and other road users,” Sergeant Anderson said.
“The message is simple if you breach the road rules and place your own life or the lives of others in danger ACT Policing will catch you.”
Meanwhile, a 25-year-old Campbell woman recorded a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reading of 0.117 at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Coulter Drive on Friday, March 8.
ACT Policing and NSW Police patrolled arterial roads over the Centenary Day long weekend, with a focus on high-risk behaviours such as speeding, drink-driving, failing to wear seatbelts, and driver fatigue.