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Speed demons stopped

Two to be charged on Thursday for illegal speed trial

Two men in their 20s will be charged in court on Thursday for dangerous driving and taking part in an unauthorised speed trial.

The men, aged 25 and 26, were arrested for the offences at the start of the year during enforcement operations along Seletar Link.

In a news release yesterday, the police said investigations revealed that one of the men had been driving at about 140kmh, more than twice the speed limit of 60kmh for the road.

The Straits Times reported in January that the driver of a blue Nissan GT-R sports car was arrested during the operation on suspicion of dangerous driving, after he was believed to be travelling at 146kmh.

The joint operation was by the Traffic Police and Land Transport Authority, and was held over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

It was also reported that a total of six people were arrested for serious traffic violations such as dangerous driving and drink driving during the operation.

For dangerous driving, the men can be fined up to $3,000, jailed up to a year, or both.

For taking part in an unauthorised speed trial, they can be fined up to $2,000, jailed up to six months, or both.

The vehicles used may also be forfeited.

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