Man caught driving 111 kph over limit in Australia

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Traralgon's location in Victoria, Australia

A nineteen-year-old man was caught driving at 191 kilometres an hour (kph) in an 80 kph zone in Traralgon, Victoria, Australia. The teenager told police of the La Trobe Traffic Management Unit (TMU) that he was "late to drop his girlfriend off at home".

TMU officers pulled over the driver's Ford XR6 at 11:00pm on Saturday, Australian Eastern Daylight Saving time.

"Police observed the Ford XR6 travelling east along the Princess Highway Traralgon at 11:00pm last night at 191kph in an 80kph zone. The young man who had his 16 year old girlfriend in the car with him had his licence for only 14 months", police said.

The vehicle was impounded for 48 hours while his license will be suspended for twelve months.