Ballarat breakfast report: May 5

Can you guess where today's photo was taken?

Can you guess where today's photo was taken?

WEATHER

Despite a cloudy start, it will warm up to a top of 12 degrees today. It wouldn't hurt to pack the umbrella however, as a few showers are predicted.

POLICE

It was a quiet night for police in Ballarat, however a man had his car impounded and is expected to be charged after members from Moorabool Highway Patrol detected his Mazda 6 travelling at 162km/h in a 110km/h section of the Western Freeway at Gordon around 3.30pm on Sunday. 

The 63-year-old Brunswick man has had his car impounded for 30 days and is expected to be charged on summons for speed dangerous and exceeding the speed limit. 

He also incurred towing costs of $1425. 

It coincides with the launch Victoria Police's "Road to Zero - it starts with you" campaign, which encourages the community to take ownership of road trauma and work together to achieve a vision of zero deaths and zero serious injuries on Victorian roads.  

FIRE

CFA crews were called to the Midland Highway, near Meredith at 6.30pm on Sunday, after a car driven by an elderly driver collided with a stationary tractor on the side of the road. A man in his 70's was transported to Ballarat Base Hospital in a stable condition and the road was blocked for a short time.

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