Man caught going 95km/h over limit two days after getting car back for 'hooning'

Busted: A WA man's car is heading back to the lock-up after he was caught travelling at 155km/h in a 60 zone, two days after getting his car back. Photo: WA Police.
Busted: A WA man's car is heading back to the lock-up after he was caught travelling at 155km/h in a 60 zone, two days after getting his car back. Photo: WA Police.

A WA man has been caught speeding almost 100 kilometres an hour over the speed limit, just two days after getting his car back from being confiscated for previous hooning offences.

WA Police detected a silver Holden Commodore ute travelling at 155 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone, on Harbour Road in Esperance at about 4.45pm on Saturday afternoon, September 30.

Inspector Mal Anderson said officers soon recognised the 20-year-old driver.

"When the vehicle was stopped the driver was found to be the same man that the two police officers had arrested for a similar offence in early September," he said.

"He had in fact, only got the car back from the previous seizure two days ago."

Esperance Police senior sergeant Richard Moore said luckily no other cars were pulling out from the many side streets along Harbour Road, which could have resulted in a “definite fatality.”

“Taking in account driver reaction time and braking time, it would have taken at least 130 metres for the car to stop,” he said.

The man’s ​ute was seized for a further three months.

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