Learner driver clocked at 127km/h in 60km/h zone

The Waikato Road Policing team posted a photo of the Subaru Impreza on its Facebook page. Photo / Facebook
The Waikato Road Policing team posted a photo of the Subaru Impreza on its Facebook page. Photo / Facebook

A learner driver carrying a passenger was driving more than double the posted speed limit in wet conditions when he was pulled over by police.

The Waikato Road Policing team has posted a photo of the Subaru Impreza on its Facebook page, saying it was "unacceptable" after its driver broke the law twice on Saturday night.

The driver was travelling 127km/h in a 60km/h speed zone and told the police officer he "wanted to go faster". He will remain in custody until tomorrow.

The Facebook post was accompanied by the tags #notinthemoodforboyracers #checkyourspeed #checkyourkids and urging people to take care after the Serious Crash unit attended six callouts in the past week.

A police officer who attended the job commented on the page that he was threatened by a mob of people who said he had "big balls" going there and hurled things at the patrol car.

The driver did not own the car, but earlier in the night another driver had been given a warning not to sell his vehicle in case it was confiscated by the courts.

- NZ Herald

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