Busy day for traffic police

Geraldton Guardian
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Nine motorists found themselves on the wrong side of the law in the Mid West today, including one who allegedly did a burnout in front of a police station and an alleged 70-year-old drink driver.

Dongara police allegedly caught the 70-year-old Spalding man drink driving while subject to an excess 0.08 licence disqualification.

His car was seized for 28 days and he was charged with excess 0.08.

Earlier, about 7.40am, Dongara police allegedly clocked a Perth motorist travelling at 157km/h in a 110 km zone on Brand Highway at Yardarino.

He was charged with reckless driving and has seven days to surrender his car for 28-day impoundment.

Asked why he was speeding, he allegedly told police: “I was on autopilot.”

About 10.30 today, Northampton police allegedly clocked a Perth motorist travelling at 155km/h in a 110 km zone on North West Coastal Highway near Nerren Nerren Station, about 210 km north of Geraldton.

He was fined $1000 and given seven demerit points.

Carnamah police charged a man with reckless driving after he allegedly did a burnout in front of a police station, then crashed in Three Springs.

Geraldton police also allegedly caught two drink drivers, one drug driver, one court suspended driver and one fine suspended driver.

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