Teen driver charged: 190km/h in an 80km/h zone

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A teenage driver has had his licence suspended after an act of stupidity on the roads last night.

About 11.40pm yesterday, police checked the speed of a vehicle travelling at allegedly 97km/h in a 60km/h zone at St Clair.

Police tried to pull the driver over, but he did not stop.

Police will allege the driver, a 17-year-old male with a provisional driver licence, travelled at speeds in excess of 190 km/h in an 80km/h zone. Police terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns.

A short time later police attended the home of the registered owner and spoke to the driver. He was arrested and taken to St Marys Police Station where his licence was suspended.

He was charged with Skye’s Law (police pursuit), drive manner dangerous to the public and exceed speed limit by more than 45km/h.

He was granted bail to appear before Penrith Local Court at a date yet to be determined.

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