Driver in airport dash clocked at 168kmh

A two-hour road policing sting on the Southern Motorway caught one motorist travelling at 168kmh in a mad dash to the airport, alongside 17 other infringements yesterday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Trevor Thomson, of Dunedin, said police stationed in the Motorway near Fairfield clocked a Dunedin car groomer ''racing out to the airport'' at 68kmh over the speed limit. The other tickets were mainly speed related, he said.

At more than 50 kmh above the speed limit, the driver could be faced with charges of careless, dangerous, or reckless driving, and was likely to have had their licence immediately suspended for 28 days. 

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