Driver was supended, in an uregistered car, flying on the Hume Highway

A police pursuit on the Hume Highway north of Holbrook early on Sunday had to be called off after the driver hit a top speed of 227km/h.

Police detected a silver Holden sedan travelling at 191km/h on the highway at Little Billabong at 7.44am.

The driver then increased his speed when police tried to stop the vehicle.

The silver Commodore. A Geelong man now faces a raft of charges.

The silver Commodore. A Geelong man now faces a raft of charges.

The pursuit was terminated and a short time later the vehicle was detected at 130km/h at Table Top. When police again signaled for the vehicle to stop, the driver complied.

The 29-year-old man from Geelong was arrested, with checks then revealing the registration of the car was expired and the man’s licence was suspended due to a loss of demerit points.

He was taken to Albury Base Hospital for blood and urine samples.

A B-double driver stopped while police were dealing with the matter to inform officers that he had been overtaken by the Commodore through 60km/h roadworks in the fog in excess of 160km/h.

The man has been charged with police pursuit (dangerous driving) drive while licence suspended, drive unregistered and uninsured vehicle and exceed speed limit.