Motorist caught speeding twice

TRAFFIC police are incensed at the behaviour of a 42-year-old motorist caught speeding twice on the Pacific Highway yesterday.

Just after 1pm on Friday the man from Sweetmans Creek was detected travelling at 149km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Highway at Eungai Creek.

He was issued a ticket for exceeding the speed limit over 45km/h and had his licence suspended.

Three hours later the same man was stopped on the Pacific Highway at Kempsey.

This time he was issued with a court attendance notice for the offence of drive whilst suspended.

Despite double demerits in place for the long weekend during Operation Stay Alert, the state road toll already stands at two after fatal crashes overnight.

A motorcyclist died after his bike careered off the roadway while approaching a corner at Pearl Beach while a woman in her early 20s died after the Holden Commodore she was a passenger in rolled on the Sturt Highway at Euston near the NSW/Victorian border.

During the first day of Operation Stay Alert, police breath tested 47064 drivers with 20 people charged with drink-driving.

Police issued 1192 speeding infringements (187 fewer than last year) and 2116 other infringements (57 fewer than last year).

Operations Commander of Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Superintendent Stuart Smith, says that police will show no mercy to drivers who put themselves and others at risk.

"These irresponsible drivers need to fully accept the potential danger to themselves and other road users," he said.

"The fact that they have been caught is clear evidence that out traffic and highway patrol officers continue to prevent fatalities on our roadways."

Operation Stay Alert will continue until 11.59pm on Monday.

Topics:  police, speeding, traffic offense



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