On Saturday 21 October 2023 at approximately 12:13am police attempted to intercept a vehicle driving on the East Derwent Highway, Bridgewater which evaded police and was detected exceeding the speed limit on the Midlands Highway namely 185kph in a 110kph zone.
Later the same day the police seized the offending vehicle for an initial period of 6 months and the 17-year-old ‘p’ plate driver will be summons for the offences of evade police (aggravated), exceeding the speed limit by 75 kph and negligent driving.
Hooning, speeding, illegal or dangerous driving or riding will not be tolerated, and police will continue to actively target these behaviours. Tasmania Police remains committed to enhancing the safety of all road users and the community, and encourage any dangerous driving behaviour to be reported by contacting Tasmania Police on 131 44 or via Crimestoppers Tasmania. www.crimestopperstas.com.au