An Auckland man's licence and car was confiscated after he was caught speeding on the Waikato Expressway.

An unnamed Waikato road policing officer posted about the bust on the district's Facebook page just after midnight yesterday, lamenting the driver's actions after he was caught driving at 143km/h - 43km/h over the speed limit.

"Yes, this is way, way too fast and yes, it is a long walk back to Auckland! Welcome to the Waikato? Please don't come again if you are going to endanger everyone in your car and other road users!!"

Because of his speed the man has an immediate 28-day loss of licence as well as having his vehicle impounded.


It was the second high-speed bust by the district's policing team this weekend after a man was caught driving 132km/h in an 80km/h zone along Hamilton's Wairere Drive with three passengers in the car late on Friday night.

After losing his licence and car, the man's first port of call was his mother to come and pick them all up.