Police notice

Law. Tasmania Police will continue its focus on rural roads in the lead up to and over the Christmas holidays.

The news follows three separate significant traffic offences detected in Circular Head last Wednesday.

A Smithton driver, 27, was caught travelling at 149km/h on Montagu Road in a 100 zone. The penalty is six demerit points, $914.25 fine and four months’ licence disqualification.
A Togari motorcyclist, 48, was detected travelling at 160km/h on the Bass Highway at Rocky Cape in a 100 zone. Penalty is six demerit points, $914.25 fine, four months’ licence disqualification and motorcycle seized for 28 days.

An unlicensed 26-year-old Smithton man will face court after failing to stop for police on Scotchtown Road, Smithton. He was found by police in a pine tree in a paddock shortly afterwards, and failed a roadside drug test. He will appear in the Burnie Magistrates Court at a later date. His vehicle was seized for six months.

Police say these detections are extremely concerning, particularly relating to the significantly high speeds and blatant disregard of the law, road safety and other road users.

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