A DRIVER has been clocked at 123km/h in a 100km/h zone during a police blitz in Koroit police this week.
Koroit police recorded the high speed on the Warrnambool Penshurst Road in Kirkstall on Monday.
Sergeant Patfrom Koroit police McKinnon said the blitz on speeding targeted the area between Koroit and the Macarthur wind farm area.
"We were acting on a number of complaints we have received about the speed of motorist along this area in recent times," Sergeant McKinnon said.
"Over the course of the morning we issued eight speeding tickets, which is worrying especially when a driver is doing 123 km/h.
"If people are speeding or not adjusting their driving to the conditions, then we will catch them."
The speeding blitz is the latest in a long list of duties for Koroit police, which has been busy both on and off the roads. On Saturday night police received a call reporting a car driving at high speed through the Tower Hill cemetery.
Sergeant McKinnon is calling for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
"We received the call around 7pm on Saturday night and it is a worry that people are driving through the cemetery in this way.
"The road in the cemetery is very tight and not designed for high speed driving and it would be very easy for the driver to clip one of the headstones and cause damage, which would be distressing to family members of the people buried there."
Hoon driving on the roads also remains an issue, with police receiving calls from concerned residents about hoon driving around the Koroit and Woolsthorpe areas. The number of thefts has also been on the rise in the past couple of weeks, with properties in and outside Koroit targeted.
Sergeant McKinnon said thefts of property from cars have also been reported, as have thefts from farm sheds.
He urged people to lock up their cars and property to ensure they were secure.
And diners in Koroit have been put on notice to make sure they park correctly when out for a meal in the town. Sergeant McKinnon said police would be closely monitoring the parking of patrons at the town's food outlets, particularly in the west end of Commercial Road.
"It is great people are going out for evening meals in Koroit but it is also very important that they just don't park wherever they want," Sergeant Pat McKinnon said.
"People are parking illegally across driveways and in bus parks and there have been a number of near misses so we will be watching it closely."