Altona North drink driver

Public Order Response Team members intercepted a high range drink driver in Altona North yesterday.

Officers were patrolling when they notice a Holden Trax being driven erratically on the Westgate Freeway about 2.45pm.

The car was intercepted and the male driver spoken to about his driving and the improperly restrained 5-year-old girl he had travelling in the back seat.

The driver was given a preliminary breath test and then underwent an evidentiary test at a nearby police station and returned an alleged result of 0.263.

His car was immediately impounded with towing costs of $896.20 and he is to be charged on summons for drink driving and other traffic offences.

This intercept forms part of Operation Regal, a four-day focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Queen’s birthday long weekend.

The state-wide operation aims to reduce road trauma, including the number of lives lost and injuries on our roads. During this time motorists can expect to be breath tested and drug tested, have their vehicles scanned and be checked for speeding.

The operation involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.

Operation Regal runs from 12.01am Friday 5 June to 11.59pm Monday 8 June 2020.

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