Drink driver detected in Kensington

A woman was caught drink driving in Kensington yesterday.

Melbourne Highway Patrol officers conducted a breath test on the driver of a vehicle at a random breath testing station on Macaulay Road.

A 47-year-old Kensington woman gave a positive preliminary breath test before returning an evidentiary breath test reading of .218.

The woman’s licence was suspended for 12 months and her car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $896.10.

The woman is expected to be charged on summons to appear at a magistrate’s court next year.

This random breath testing forms part of Operation Roadwise, a state-wide focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Christmas and New Year period.

The 24-day operation aims to reduce road trauma, including injuries and the number of lives lost on our roads.

During the festive period, motorists can expect to be breath tested, drug tested, and have their vehicles scanned and speed-checked by police to ensure everyone returns home to their loved ones safely this Christmas and New Year.

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

The operation runs from 12.01am Friday 13 December to 11.59pm Sunday 5 January.

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