Motorist allegedly clocked at 199km/h on Indian Ocean Drive
A man allegedly caught speeding at 199km/h on a notorious stretch of Indian Ocean Drive today has been slapped with a reckless driving charge.
Leeman police stopped the 42-year-old in a 110km/h zone about 5km south of Green Head soon after 10am.
His BMW sedan was impounded for 28 days and he will face Leeman Magistrate’s Court in June.
Officer-in-charge at Leeman Police Station, Sergeant David McDonald, said the man was just one of four speeders caught on Indian Ocean Drive today.
He said two car-loads of Singaporean tourists that were driving together were both clocked at 139km/h, while the driver of a mini-bus was earlier detected at 143km/h – while on his way to pick up more tourists.
Sgt McDonald said it was frustrating to continue seeing motorists drive at such dangerous speeds.
“We just ask that they slow down,” he said.
“There’s lots of kangaroos and emus and other motorists that make Indian Ocean Drive notorious, but really it’s just the people behind the wheel,” he said.
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