Aussie police catch reckless driver speeding 60km/h over limit in car 'held together with tape and cable ties'

  • 12/06/2023
"[It's] completely unacceptable."
"[It's] completely unacceptable." Photo credit: Getty Images

Australian police caught a reckless driver allegedly speeding at more than 60km/h over the limit in a vehicle "held together with tape and cable ties".

Victoria's Ballarat Highway Patrol spotted the 25-year-old allegedly speeding on the Western Freeway in Middle Creek at about 11:45pm on Friday (local time). 

7News reports the driver allegedly swerved between lanes in his decrepit car, driving 146km/h in a 80km/h zone before local police pulled him over. 

It's reported police found the man's rear windscreen smashed and the car's radiator held together with the engine using duct tape and cable ties. 

Senior sergeant Paul Maslunka condemned the 25-year-old's actions. 

"[It's] completely unacceptable that people think they can just blast through at whatever speed," Maslunka told 7News

"We'll be using every means at our disposal this weekend to try and keep the road trauma down."

Police suspended the man's licence and he is due to appear in court at a later date.

His car was also impounded at a cost of $1625 (NZD$1790).