Teen caught driving 80kmh over limit
A teenager clocked driving 129kmh through the North Canterbury town of Culverden has had his car impounded under boy-racer legislation.
Sergeant Colin Stewart, of Rangiora, said the 18-year-old was caught 79kmh over the limit about 6.40pm on Saturday. The speed limit on the main stretch of road, State Highway 7, through the town is 50kmh.
Generally when someone was caught 40kmh over the speed limit they had their driver's licence confiscated at the scene, but in this case the officer used the boy-racer legislation to suspend the licence and impound the car, he said.
Stewart said this was possible as the teenager had passengers and appeared to be "showing off".
The teenager, from North Canterbury, was charged with operating a vehicle with unnecessary exhibition of speed or acceleration.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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