Pair to face court after speeding at Virginia

A speeding motorist and his passenger will face court after a traffic stop yesterday at Virginia.

Just after 7.30pm on Saturday 18 January, police from the Northern Road Policing Section were conducting speed detection duties on Robert Road, when a grey Ford station wagon was detected travelling at 132km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Police will allege the Ford continued at speed for a considerable distance before they were able to catch up and safely stop it. The driver of the vehicle, a 38-year-old man from Davoren Park was drug and alcohol tested and returned an alleged positive result to methamphetamine.

Whilst speaking with the driver, police observed a wooden club pushed down the side of the driver’s seat of the vehicle. A further search resulted in a knife, a concealable baton, a quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia being located.

Further investigations revealed the driver was required to have an alcohol interlock fitted to his motor vehicle.

He was issued a $1,718 on the spot fine for speeding along with an immediate loss of licence for six months. He was also reported for breaching his licence conditions, carry offensive weapon, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing methamphetamine and may face drug driving charges pending forensic analysis of the drug sample. The Ford was impounded and he will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court at a later date.

His 20-year-old passenger from Fulham was found in possession of a stolen driver’s licence. She was reported for unlawful possession and arrested on two outstanding warrants for failing to appear at court.

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