Man arrested for driving 179kmh on icy road

Southern District Police are disappointed at the actions of a driver near Queenstown this afternoon who was stopped after being caught speeding at 179km/hr in a 100km/hr zone.

The 40-year-old Queenstown man was clocked speeding on SH6 near Victoria Flats Road, Gibbston Valley, at approximately 3.25pm.

He has had his licence suspended and will appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday 24 July charged with driving at a dangerous speed.  

"There is still black ice and loose grit across many of our roads so to hear of driving behaviour like this is extremely disappointing," said acting Senior Sergeant Jared Kirk.

"It's clear the message is not getting through to some drivers.

"Very cold temperatures are expected again tonight, so police would ask motorists to please be mindful of ice on the roads and not drive unless it's absolutely necessary."

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