Man overtakes police doing 193km/h in 100 zone

A 21-YEAR-OLD male over-took an unmarked police vehicle at a recorded speed of 193 km/hour in a 100 km/h zone on the Oxford Downs Road in the Nebo Police division.

The male was driving a Holden sedan when the incident happened at about 4 this morning.

After intercept, it is alleged that the driver admitted to travelling at speeds in excess of the recorded speed on police radar.

Further factors regarding the roadworthiness of the vehicle were also identified by police.

The driver has been issued with a notice to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court in relation to a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Police continue to remind all motorists that speeding is a part of the fatal 5 campaign - a major contributor in serious and fatal traffic crashes and a genuine concern for all innocent road users.

To report any traffic related complaint to police, in situations where an emergency exists - ring 000.

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