Drink driver nabbed in Ballarat

A 42-year-old man had his car impounded after he was caught drink driving and using a mobile phone in Ballarat tonight.

Ballarat Highway Patrol officers spotted a silver Ford Mondeo travelling through the intersection of Howitt Street about 9pm.

It is alleged the man was using his mobile phone and police intercepted the vehicle.

The driver tested positive to a preliminary breath test and was taken to a police station where he returned a reading of .177.

The driver lost his licence for 12 months and his vehicle impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1425.

A Wendouree man is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other related offences.

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