Double trouble in Sunshine

State Highway Patrol officers were left shocked after impounding the vehicles of two men who were both driving without a licence and refused evidentiary drug and alcohol tests within thirty minutes.

Officers were patrolling as part of Operation Sabre when they intercepted a Holden Barina on Ballarat Road about 12.40am.

The driver, a 28-year-old Braybrook man, returned a positive preliminary oral fluid test and allegedly refused to undergo a secondary test.

Officers also discovered the man had never held a Victorian driver’s licence and was disqualified from driving.

The man had his car impounded for 30 days and he is expected to be charged on summons with a number of offences including driving whilst disqualified and refusing to accompany police for an oral fluid test.

A short time later, officers observed a Jaguar sedan allegedly swerving at 80km/h on the Western Ring Road about 1.05am.

Officers intercepted the vehicle and were stunned when they discovered the 28-year-old man had also never held a Victorian driver’s licence.

The Point Cook man underwent a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

He then allegedly refused to accompany police to a nearby police station for an evidentiary test and walked away from his own vehicle.

His car was impounded for 30 days and he is expected to be charged on summons with unlicensed driving, using an unregistered vehicle and refusing to accompany police for a breath test.

Operation Sabre is an ongoing State Highway Patrol traffic operation which targets high risk driving on the metropolitan freeways.

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