Speedsters kept police busy

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MANSFIELD Highway Patrol and general duties officers were kept extremely busy over the Easter four day Operation Nexus period.

Acting Sergeant Scott Woodstock said traffic was horrendous – both coming into and again leaving Mansfield – and patrol officers were kept on their toes with accidents.

Police have also called for public assistance in locating a motorcyclist that was clocked at 158kmh on the Benalla-Mansfield Road on Easter Sunday.

Act Sgt Woodstock said the motorcyclist passed a police car – travelling in the opposite direction – at 158kmh but was later detected near Swanpool travelling at 212kmh and again a third time at a higher speed.

The motorcyclist failed to stop for police and was also observed crossing double white lines and overtaking other vehicles while in pursuit.


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