Campbellfield impound

Officers from Fawkner Highway Patrol have impounded a vehicle in Campbellfield last night.

The Mazda 3 was observed travelling on Sharps Road just before 11pm.

It is alleged the driver, an 18-year-old man, deliberately accelerated and lost control of the vehicle, causing the car to lose traction on the road.

He was intercepted and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $896.10.

The Pascoe Vale man is expected to be charged on summons with failing to have proper control of a motor vehicle.

A second vehicle was stopped by another police unit on the Western Ring Road around the same time.

A 20-year-old Rowville man was issued with a penalty notice for exceeding peer restrictions in his Ford Falcon.

Quotes attributed to Acting Sergeant Stephen Little from Fawkner HWP.

“This is a timely reminder that any police vehicle can intercept anyone on the roads at any time.

“Both these young men are inexperienced drivers and there are reasons conditions are placed on new drivers when they take to the roads.

“Having a licence is a privilege and not a right and people need to drive to not only the conditions, but to their level of experience.”

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