Police seize weapons after arresting speeding teen

(Rebecca Hosking) 194314_11

By Luke Voogt

A teen detected speeding 95 kilometres over the limit allegedly had a knife and an imitation firearm when police searched his car on Monday night.

Geelong Highway Patrol officers detected the Ford Falcon sedan travelling at 195 kilometres per hour on the Geelong Ring Road, a 100km/h zone, just before midnight.

The car came to a halt in Bell Park where officers caught up with the 19-year-old Norlane man behind the wheel, who was a probationary P2 driver.

Police alleged the officers searched the car and found a gel blaster imitation firearm and a knife.

The officers arrested the man and charged him with possessing a controlled weapon (knife), possessing an imitation firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of an imitation firearm without exemption.

Police also charged him with exceeding the speed limit and speeding dangerous, impounding his car for 30 days at a cost of $1027.

The Norlane man was bailed to reappear at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on January 13, 2022.