First the licence, now his car

2PM: A PASSSENGER, who had already lost his licence for speeding, watched on as his car was impounded after police caught the driver travelling at 160km/h on the Hume Freeway.

The black Mitsubishi Magna sedan was part of a group of northbound cars that were speeding along the freeway near Chiltern on Saturday.

Leading Sen-Constable Dave Richards said he clocked the Magna on his radar at 160km/h and then followed it, pulling it over near the Logic industrial centre at Barnawartha North.

The driver, a Mooroopna man in his 30s, told police he was on a “cruise” from Wangaratta to Albury.

He was given an on-the-spot fine of $704, had his licence suspended for 12 months and notched up eight demerit points.

The owner of the car had been a passenger at the time because he had lost his licence through speeding when he reached his demerit points limit.

Sen-Constable Richards said the Magna would be impounded for 30 days, because the driver had been exceeding the 110km/h freeway speed limit by more than 45km/h.

It was taken to a Wodonga yard after being forfeited.