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Smythesdale P Plater caught 40km/h over limit

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A Smythesdale man will appear in court after he was caught travelling 40km/h over the limit yesterday.

State Highway Patrol officers allege the Holden Commodore sedan was travelling at 151km/h in a 110km/h zone along the Western Freeway in Bungaree just before 11am yesterday.

The sedan, driven by a 21 year old P Plater, has been impounded by police at a cost of $1,255.

He was intercepted as part of the Victoria Police's Operation Argus over the weekend, which focused on impaired driving, motorcycles, excessive speed, driver distraction and not wearing seatbelts.

He will appear at the Magistrates' Court at a later date.

It was the second major interception in the Ballarat area over the the weekend.

Police also intercepted a 43 year old along the Western Freeway near Invermay Park on Saturday morning for speeding, two days after the Melbourne man had his licence cancelled.

He also tested positive to drugs after he was pulled over for travelling 10km/h over the limit in a 110km/h zone.

His car has been impounded at a cost of $1,425 and is expected to be charged on summons with drug and other driving offences.

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