A DRIVER has been caught speeding 90 kilometres over the limit in Port Stephens.
On Sunday about 9.50pm officers from Raymond Terrace police station were conducting patrols of the area when they spotted a green Ford Falcon driving dangerously.
Police said they were "alarmed at the manner of driving of the vehicle and the driver's blatant disregard for the road rules".
According to police the vehicle was detected travelling at 200km/h in a 110km zone on the Pacific Highway, Raymond Terrace.
The driver, a 22-year-old man from Castle Hill, was then allegedly detected travelling at 125km/h in a 70km zone at Heatherbrae.
The vehicle was seen to "fishtail through the roundabout at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Masonite Road, Heatherbrae" before police intervened.
The driver's licence was confiscated and suspended for a period of six months. The man received a Field Court Attendance Notice for drive at a speed dangerous and negligent driving. He is expected to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court in November.
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