South Hobart man detected driving 55km/h above the limit in Hobart

A South Hobart man has had his vehicle clamped and will appear before the Court after police detected him driving 55km/h above the limit in Hobart on Sunday.

Around 9.45pm on Sunday night, police detected the 32-year-old man driving at 125km/h in a 70km/h speed zone on the Tasman Highway in the vicinity of the Hobart Aquatic Centre.

Acting Sergeant Ann Edge from Southern Road and Public Order Services said ‘This act of driving is not only disappointing but extremely dangerous.  The driver has put not only himself but every other person using the road at that time in danger.  I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that Tasmania Police use both marked and unmarked vehicles and  could be anywhere at any time. Speeding is one of the fatal five contributing factors to serious and fatal crashes and I urge all motorists to drive to the limit and conditions’.

The man will appear in court at a later date on charges relating to the incident. He will face a four month disqualification from driving and a fine of $1,866. The vehicle involved was clamped by police for a period of 28 days.