Just 119km/hr over the speed limit, say cops

A VICTORIAN man will front court later this month after he was allegedly caught travelling at more than 200km/h in the Great Lakes yesterday.

The man was stopped by police just after midnight when officers allegedly detected his ute travelling at 219km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Highway at Coopernook.

The 35-year-old man was issued with a notice to attend court for driving a car at a speed dangerous to the public and exceeding the speed limit at more than 45km/h.

He will appear in Taree Local Court on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

His driver's licence was also suspended on the spot.

Disgusted by the actions of the driver yesterday, the state’s top traffic cop, Superintendent Stuart Smith, said as speeding was a factor in 40 per cent of all crashes, he believed the man was lucky to be alive.

“This is exactly the type of behaviour we will continue to target and motorists should be warned there are current police operations on the Hume, Pacific and New England Highways,” Superintendent Smith said. “If you are caught speeding then be warned that you will receive an infringement notice, may face charges and a court appearance, lose your licence and possibly have your vehicle confiscated”.

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