Vehicle clamped after driver high range speed incident in Taroona

A 22 year old Taroona man has been caught speeding at more than double the legal limit on the Channel Highway at Taroona on Wednesday 15 May.


Police detected the man at 107kmh in a 50kmh speed zone at 1pm. Two days beforehand the same person received an infringement for speeding on the Huon Highway at Leslie Vale.


“This has resulted in the vehicle being clamped for 28 days and a $600 fine,” said Acting Sergeant Sandra Paul, of Southern Road and Public Order Services.


“This is in addition to the $937.25 speeding fine, 6 demerit points and 4 months disqualification.”


Acting Sergeant Paul said the incident was not only disappointing but extremely dangerous for other road users.


“This 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 could be anywhere at any time and in any vehicle, so if you’re doing the wrong thing you will get caught.”