Dobie a hoon hot-spot after four drivers charged going well over speed limit

Three Ararat speedsters aged 18 to 26 have been caught well over the speed limit in Dobie over a 24-hour period.

Police nabbed the speeding drivers – three from Ararat and one from Ballarat – early Thursday and Friday morning when patrolling the Western Freeway near the Langi Ghiran State Park as part of Operation Regal, a statewide focus on keeping our community safe on the roads.

  • Police clocked a Holden sedan travelling at 143km/h in the 100km/h zone on the freeway. The 18-year-old Ararat P-Plate driver had his licence suspended for six months and received a $697 fine.
  • A Ford sedan was detected travelling at 138km/h in the 100km/h zone. The 23-year-old Ararat driver had his licence suspended for six months and received a $697 fine.
  • Police clocked a Toyota sedan travelling at 138km/h in the 100km/h stretch of road. A 26-year-old Ararat man had his licence suspended for six months and received a $697 fine.
  • A Suzuki hatch was detected travelling at 147km/h in the 100km/h zone and was intercepted by police. The 48-year-old male driver from Ballarat had his licence suspended for six months and received a $697 fine.

The operation will run for four days from Friday through to Monday and aims to reduce the number of lives lost and injuries on the roads.

During this time motorists should expect to have their vehicles scanned, be breath-tested, drug-tested and speed-checked by police.

The operation involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.