Driver clocked at 156 km/h on way to funeral
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A motorist on their way to a funeral has been caught doing nearly 160 km/h on a Waikato highway.
Police said the person instantly lost their licence for 28 days and given a court summons after officers clocked the car travelling at 156 km/h on State Highway 3 south of Te Kuiti today.
They said the driver told them they were heading to a funeral.
Angry road police blasted the motorist saying they had ignored wintry conditions and put everyone on the road at risk.
"The driver of this vehicle caught this morning by one of our Highway Patrol was travelling at 156km on a wet and cold SH3 just south of Te Kuiti, was definitely not driving to the winter conditions, and has put you, your friends, and families at risk on our roads.
"This will absolutely not be tolerated, and as such the driver was issued with an instant 28 day licence suspension on the spot and issued with a summons to appear in court.
The police social media post included a series of hashtags directed at the driver including #nomoredrivesies #drivetotheconditions #roadpolicing #highwaypatrol and #grrr.
- NZ Herald