POLICE have appealed for information after a car was detected speeding at 201 kilometres an hour between Marong and Bridgewater.
Leading Senior Constable Dennis Farrell is hoping road users in the Marong and Bridgewater area will have dashcam footage to help find the offending driver.
“We are looking for any road users, maybe truck drivers, that had a dashcam operating,” he said.
A blue/grey Holden Commodore was seen travelling at more than double the speed limit on the Calder Highway about 7.45pm yesterday.
Tarnagulla police attempted to intercept the vehicle, which was detected travelling north on the highway and later seen in Inglewood heading towards Wedderburn.
“Obviously, it is a speed that endangers people’s lives. Travelling at that speed is a serious criminal offence,” Leading Senior Constable Farrell said. “It puts other road users in serious danger of death.”
Leading Senior Constable Farrell said police intercepting people driving at that speed was rare.
“IT does tend to happen periodically but it is a rarity,” he said.
“The driver was already travelling at speed when I tried to intercept him but he sped when he saw me attempting to pull him over.”
Investigators believe the car might have been a VE model Commodore, with partial registration 1DB.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact Tarnagulla Police on 5438 7333.
They have appealed to anyone who might have witnessed the car on the Calder Highway, between Marong and Wedderburn, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au