Teenager caught speeding at 140km/h on Old Swanport Road

Murray Bridge police have fined a 17-year-old more than $2000 for his "selfish and dangerous" behaviour on the road.

A Murray Bridge teenager has been fined more than $2000 after allegedly being caught travelling at 140 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone.

Police allegedly detected the 17-year-old boy’s Nissan Pulsar travelling at 60km/h above the speed limit on Old Swanport Road.

An officer on a motorcycle convinced the driver to pull over at 3.30pm on Monday.

He was fined $2222 and lost his licence for six months on the spot.

SA Police Sergeant Paul Watts said the P-plater’s driving could have got someone killed.

“It is fortunate that police detected, intercepted and put a stop to this young man’s selfish and dangerous driving behaviour,” he said.

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