POLICE have expressed horror at the actions of a Griffith P-plater clocked driving more than 130km/h on Banna Avenue at the weekend.
In one of the highest speeds ever recorded on the 50km/h road, a 19-year-old local man was driving his white Holden Statesman east on Prod Straight at about 10pm on Friday night when his speed was detected at 133km/h 83km/h above the limit.
The incident came just hours before four young people were killed in a fiery crash in a 50km/h zone at Cootamundra, believed to be speed-related.
The Griffith man had his P2 licence stripped on the spot and was charged with driving at a speed dangerous to the public and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
Griffith Highway Patrol sergeant Steve Pidgeon said he was stunned by the reckless behaviour of the P-plater, especially at a time of heavy traffic on the main road.
"It's just crazy and the collision at Cootamundra shows how easily it can all go wrong," Sergeant Pidgeon said.
"At that speed, things can go wrong extremely quickly.
"It wasn't like this was 4am in the morning; there was a lot of other traffic around.
"To do this in a built up area on a main street is beyond belief."
The man will front Griffith Local Court on October 24.
Meanwhile, a Goolgowi man has been charged with drink-driving and not carrying a passenger safely after he was caught driving with two passengers on the roof of his car.
The two passengers were seen "car surfing" on the roof of a Ford station wagon driven by the 21-year-old on the Mid-Western Highway at Goolgowi just after midnight on Saturday.
After being stopped by police, the driver registered a low-range blood alcohol reading and his two passenger were issued infringement notices.