Police have arrested a man who was allegedly detected speeding through a roadworks area at almost three times the speed limit.
According to Victoria Police Media, officers were "astonished" at the detection.
A 40-year-old Fawkner man was arrested at the scene and his car was impounded - it's also alleged illicit drugs were detected in an oral fluid test and after a search of the vehicle.
Officers first saw the man allegedly driving a hatchback at 171km/h along Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road in Parwan, about 12.27am on Friday.
The vehicle was detected through an area of roadworks with a signed speed limit of 60 km/hr.
Officers initiated a pursuit before Suzuki eventually stopped on Amaroo Circuit in Bacchus Marsh approximately seven minutes later.
He has been charged with several offences including dangerous driving whilst pursued by police.
It is expected that he will appear at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Monday 27 September.
The vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1555.
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This impound forms part of Operation Scoreboard, a four-day statewide operation targeting high-risk driving behaviour on Victorian roads over the AFL Grand Final long weekend.
Five lives were lost over the Grand Final long weekend last year while there were more than 120 collisions which resulted in injury.
Police will also be targeting impaired driving, with more than 110 drivers detected for alcohol and drug offences over the Grand Final weekend last year despite lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.
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