Probationary drivers caught drag racing in Warrnambool
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
Two probationary drivers were detected by police at nearly twice the speed limit while drag racing along Raglan Parade at the weekend.TWO 19-year-old probationary drivers have had their cars impounded after being caught drag racing at almost twice the speed limitalong Raglan Parade earlySundaymorning.
Senior ConstableSteve Gray, of theWarrnambool police highway patrol unit, said he was driving back into the city west along Raglan Parade on a routine patrolwhen he heardthe cars coming toward him at 1.45am.
He said he heard the vehicles before he saw headlights as the Ford and Holdenraced side-by-side towards him heading eastaround a bend approaching an intersection withDerby Street.
Senior Constable Gray said he clocked the cars onradarat 132km/h along Raglan Parade,which was in a70km/h zone.
“They were side-by-side coming around the bend. They could well have been going faster before then.I was very surprised at the speed they were travelling,” he said.
“If any pedestrianhad been walking across Raglan Parade or anyone had beendriving across Raglan Paradethere was ahighlikelihood of a collision occurring. It was extremely dangerous driving on Warrnambool’s busiest road,” he said.
He said one of the drivers, a Warrnambool man, 19,was intercepted and his carimpounded at the time.
The second driver,who drove off, was spoken to bypolice at his Timboon homeandhad his car impounded on Sunday afternoon.
Both drivers will be charged with street racing, drivingatanexcessive speed anddriving in amanner dangerous.
They will appear in theWarrnambool Magistrates Courton a date to be fixed.
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