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P-plater clocked allegedly travelling more than 80km/h over speed limit in Dawesville

A P-plater has been charged after allegedly travelling more than 80 kilometres per hour over the speed limit in Dawesville on Friday.

Traffic police were on patrol when they allegedly detected a white Toyota Camry sedan, being driven southbound, at a speed of 183 kilometres per hour, in a 100 zone , on the Dawesville Bypass, about 10pm.

Police said they observed the car conduct a u-turn and drive at high speed in the opposite direction before they pulled the vehicle over.

Officers discover two 15-year-old passengers were also in the car.

All three were taken Mandurah Police Station where the driver’s parents were called to attend.

The vehicle was impounded for 28 days.

The 17-year-old Golden Bay boy is expected to appear in court at a later date in relation to a Reckless Driving charge.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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