A MAN has been charged after he was caught allegedly travelling at up to 260kmh just north of Helensburgh on Sunday morning.
Wollongong Highway Patrol officers were patrolling the M1 Princes Motorway when they detected a blue Nissan 200SX allegedly travelling at up to 260kmh in a sign-posted 110kmh zone about 2.30am.
Officers eventually stopped the vehicle, which was allegedly travelling with its lights off, at Heathcote and spoke with the driver. The 22-year-old man driving the Nissan produced a Queensland licence.
The man was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station where he was charged with drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, motor vehicle exceed speed more than 45kmh and drive in dark no lights.
About Mick Roberts
A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.
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