Blotto in Berwick

A 26-year-old woman has blown nearly five times the legal alcohol limit after being pulled over in Berwick early this morning.

Police intercepted the woman on Skyline Way and conducted a breath test about 4.30am.

They were shocked when she returned a reading of .240.

The Springvale South woman’s licence was immediately suspended for 12 months and her car was impounded for 30 days.

She is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving offences.

This impound forms part of Operation Nexus, a five-day focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Easter 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.

The operation starts at 12.01am on Thursday 9 April and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday 13 April.

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