BMW driver 'caught 142km/h over speed limit'

·News Reporter
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A BMW driver has had his car confiscated for allegedly driving more than 140km/h over the speed limit.

The 27-year-old was pulled over in a white BMW M2 along the Bowen Bridge on Saturday about 1am in Hobart’s suburb of Risdon, police said.

It’s alleged he was driving at 222km/h in an 80 zone.

A white BMW M2 is confiscated by police at Bowen Bridge, Tasmania.
The driver of this BMW has had his car confiscated by police. Source: Tasmania Police

He was charged with operating a motor vehicle in an unnecessary execution of speed and will face court at a later date.

The car was towed away and confiscated.

Sergeant Robert Bessell called the incident of “great concern” to police.

“The result of this vehicle crashing at this speed would have fatal consequences and the driver put his life, the life of his passenger and other road users at extreme risk,” he said.

“Tasmania Police urge all motorists to consider their actions and travel within the posted speed limits to keep all road users safe. Road Safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

A speed camera is pictured being held by a Tasmania Police officer.
Police allege the driver was travelling at 222km/h. Source: Tasmania Police

On Facebook, hundreds of people were angered over the alleged speed breach, many saying how dangerous his actions were.

“What an idiot,” one man wrote.

Another woman called him “selfish”.

“This person is absolutely ludicrous,” another woman wrote.

Others called the speed he was allegedly travelling at “ridiculous”.

“142 (km/h) over, wow, just wow,” one man wrote.

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