224km/h in a 100km/h zone on Nelson Bay Road, Fullerton Cove

Updated September 15 2023 - 4:28pm, first published 3:36pm
The man was stopped by police. Picture by NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol
The man was stopped by police. Picture by NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol

A man has been charged after police allegedly caught him driving 224km/h in a 100km/h zone in Port Stephens.

Newcastle Traffic and Highway Patrol police were conducting roadside speed checks on Nelson Bay Road, Fern Bay, about 11.40pm on September 14, when they detected a sedan allegedly travelling at "high speed".

Police will allege in court, the vehicle's speed was recorded at 224km/h in a signposted 100km/h zone on Nelson Bay Road at Fullerton Cove.

Highway patrol police said the Mazda 3 was fitted with a dash-cam that was seized.

Officers allege that just before passing the police car, the man had driven across Stockton Bridge at 204km/h, which is an 80 zone.

The 23-year-old male driver was stopped and issued a notice to attend court for exceeding speed greater than 45km/h, and driving speed/manner dangerous.

His licence was suspended, and his number plates were seized for three months.

He is due to appear before Newcastle Local Court on October 26.

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