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Catch drivers doing nearly double limit

POLICE are urging the community to think of others on the road after a significant number of dangerous driving incidents this year.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden, said police would continue their zero-tolerance approach to law breakers after a number of concerning incidents of dangerous driving.
Some of the incidents included:
• A 35-year-old Bass Hill man allegedly doing more than double the speed limit on Roberts Road, Greenacre, on Saturday, January 20, about 1am.
Officers were conducting stationary speed enforcement when they checked the speed of a black Audi allegedly travelling at 149km/h in the 70km/h zone.
The man was issued with a penalty notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and his licence suspended on the spot for a period of 6 months.
• A driver allegedly attempted to avoid officers who tried to stop him on Roberts Road, Greenacre, on Monday, January 23, about 8.35pm.
When the driver allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated, but a short time later the vehicle stopped in Waterloo Road, and the 17-year-old driver was arrested and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive manner dangerous and resisting arrest.
• A 26-year-old man was issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, his NSW driver’s licence was suspended on the spot for six months and the registration plates were seized for three months, after allegedly travelling at 140kmh in a 70kmh zone in Padstow about 6am on Thursday, January 25.
• On Friday, January 26, about 11.15pm, police stopped a Lamborghini on the M5 at Bexley, after it was allegedly detected at 130km/h in a 80km/h zone. The 27-year-old driver was issued an infringement for exceed speed more than 45km/h and his licence was suspended for six months.