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P plater nabbed on F6 at Helensburgh

A PROVISIONAL licence holder has allegedly been caught travelling well over the speed limit in Helensburgh on Monday.
About 3.40pm on Monday police allegedly detected a 19-year-old P-plate driver travelling at 198kph in a 110kph zone on the F6 Freeway at Helensburgh.
He was driving a Mitsubishi Magna at the time, and was also issued with an infringement for exceed speed by more than 45kph, and had his licence suspended.
Superintendant Stuart Smith, the Commander of Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said these speeds are a display of utter madness on our roads.
“We are again left shaking our heads over the reckless driving of p-plate drivers putting themselves and other road uses at risk. We will continue to catch and prosecute them”, he said.
Meanwhile, Ambulance paramedics were called to Henry St Tarrawanna at 11.33pm on Sunday after reports of a fire.
A woman in her 40s was treated for smoke inhalation before she was transported to Wollongong
Hospital in a stable condition.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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