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Port Hedland hoons caught on Facebook
A driver's speedometer is filmed in one of the videos. Picture: Seven News

A group of Port Hedland men have faced court on driving charges after they posted videos of themselves driving at speeds of more than 200km/h on Facebook.

Three men appeared in Port Hedland court today after they were tracked down by police when the videos appeared on the social networking site.

The videos were matched to those on their mobile phones and CCTV footage.

One of the videos shows a driver displaying P-plates reaching 247km/h in a 110km/h zone. Another shows a 20-year-old driving at 200km/h during a drag race.

Police pushed for immediate jail terms for three of the most serious offenders.

Reece Collins, 19, who drove at 247km/h, received suspended jail terms of six and nine months and lost his driving licence for 13 months.

Shoulhae Artie, 20, received a six-month suspended sentence and lost his driving licence for 12 months and received two $600 fines after he was filmed driving at 200km/h.

Ethan Whitely, 20, was filmed driving at 220km/h and "smoking" a Holden Commodore on a gravel street and also received a six-month suspended sentences and lost his driving licence for 12 months.

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