‘Not a race track’: WA driver allegedly clocked at 225km/h

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The alleged reading.
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A motorist has allegedly been clocked travelling at more than 200km/h in a 90 km zone on the outskirts of Geraldton in WA’s Mid West.

Police from the Mid West Gascoyne Traffic Enforcement Group posted on Twitter tonight about the incident, describing it as “honestly stupid and dangerous”.

“No excuse would ever justify it,” the tweet read.

“The road is not a race track.”

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Police said the driver was seen travelling at speeds of up to 232 km/h and was clocked at 225km/h.

Officers were patrolling Geraldton and Rudds Gully Road at the time of the alleged offence.

Police say the motorist was travelling with a female passenger at the time.

The driver was arrested and the car was seized.

Assistant Commissioner Regional Western Australia Murray Smalpage commented on the incident on Twitter: “Doesn’t deserve a licence - throw the book at them. No care for other users and the passenger in his car.”

In other police news from the Mid West today, Kalbarri police say they seized methamphetamines and a significant amount of cannabis after they executed a search warrant.

Police said two Kalbarri residents had been charged with drug offences.

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