Teen nabbed at twice the limit

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A LANGWARRIN teenager caught driving at almost twice the 50kph speed limit is a disqualified learner driver.

Rosebud Highway Patrol police nabbed the Holden Commodore allegedly being driven at 98kph along Marshall Av, Rye, 3.05pm, Monday last week.

Leading Senior Constable Paul Turner, of police media, said the 17-year-old driver attempted to flee the scene, but was blocked by heavy traffic. They said an oral fluid test detected the presence of cannabis.

The car – bought the day before – was impounded for 30 days and the teen will have to pay $1010 in towing and storage costs to get it back. It was also issued with a defect notice.

He is expected to be charged on summons with driving while disqualified, at a dangerous speed, evading police, using false plates and using an unsafe vehicle.

Police are also waiting on forensic testing of the oral fluid test.

First published in the Frankston Times – 11 January 2016

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