Victoria Police is reminding drivers to leave the racing to the professionals at the Grand Prix this weekend, after two drivers were caught in a dangerous high-speed street race in Truganina overnight.
However the two drivers won’t be revving their car engines this weekend, instead their vehicles will have some downtime in the impound yard.
Operation Achilles officers detected a red Ford Falcon and a grey Mitsubishi sedan on Palmers Road at about 8.45pm last night.
It’s alleged the two drivers, a male and a female were travelling together at speeds up to 125km/h in a 60km/h zone.
Police will allege the male was an unaccompanied learner driver with no L plates displayed, and the front tyres of his vehicle were dangerously worn down to the inner plies.
Both drivers will be charged on summons.
North West Metro Region Operation Achilles Acting Senior Sergeant Simon Borg said, “There was no flying through the flags, shoeys or podium finishes at the end of this race. It finished with flashing blue and red lights in the rear-view mirror, a pair of handcuffs and two cars being taken away.”
The 23-year-old Williams Landing male will be charged with learner fail to have licenced driver beside them, fail to display L plates, drive at a dangerous speed, excess the speed limit by 45km/h or more and drive unsafe vehicle.
The 22-year-old Williams Landing female will be charged with fail to display P plates, drive at a dangerous speed, and exceed the speed limit by 45km/h or more.
Operation Achilles has been responsible for charging more than 200 of Melbourne’s worst hoon drivers and impounding over 140 hoon vehicles over the past nine months.
As part of Operation Achilles, police saturate known hoon hotspots, ensuring they can rapidly respond to high risk driving events.
Anyone who witnesses dangerous hoon driving is urged to call Triple Zero (000) for an immediate police response.