Esperance Police seize Mitsubishi Pajero

A 23-year-old male has had his car seized for 28 days after he was detected travelling 132km/h on Coolgardie-Esperance Highway on Sunday, December 3.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Pajero, caught doing 52km/h above the speed limit, told Esperance Police he was speeding because he was “listening to music”.

The offender is expected to be summonsed for ‘Reckless Driving’ and will appear in Esperance Magistrate’s Court on January 24, 2018.

This financial year, 36 drivers in Esperance have had their vehicles seized for 28 days and, in one case, for three months.

Esperance Police senior sergeant Richard Moore said police would continue to enforce unlawful road user behaviour and encourage driver’s children to use the ‘#Headsup’ catchphrase if their parent or guardian is on their phone, not wearing a seatbelt or speeding.