Drunk L-plater caught speeding at 159km/h with kids sharing seatbelt

10.19AM: Police have been left shaking their heads after catching a drunk, unsupervised L-plater speeding at 159km/h with two children sharing a seatbelt in the back. 

A Braybrook man, 26, had his car impounded for a month after being charged with a number of offences last night. 

Wodonga Highway Patrol officers said they waited to intercept the man on the Hume Freeway after receiving reports of a black sedan passing cars at high speed. 

They detected the Holden Commodore passing cars and trucks at 159km/h at 6.15pm and pulled it over in Barnawartha North, 2km south of the Murray Valley Highway, a short time later. 

They discovered the driver was a learner driver and his female passenger's learner permit had expired. 

Four children aged 5 to 12 were in the back seat, with two sharing a seatbelt. 

The driver later undertook a preliminary breath test and later recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.074 at the Wodonga police station  

The man will be charged on summons with drive in a manner dangerous, exceeding the speed limit, overloaded vehicle, unaccompanied learner driver and numero

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