Drink driver nabbed in Barwon Heads

Bellarine police responded to reports of an alleged drunk driver in Barwon Heads last night.

Officers attended and intercepted the driver of the black Holden Astra in Sheep Wash Road about 11.30pm.

The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old Barwon Heads woman, returned an alleged positive evidentiary breath test of .340.

Her license was immediately suspended, and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1137.

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

Quotes attributable to Sergeant Mark Thompson, Bellarine Police Station.

“We are shocked that people still think it’s okay in this day and age to get behind the wheel of a car when they have been drinking.

“This is a case of us being very lucky that there was no one injured as a result of this person being on the road at that level of intoxication, he said.

“We are appealing to everyone on the roads, especially with the upcoming festive season, to think before getting behind the wheel if you’ve been out socialising and drinking.

“You’re far safer to pre-plan your night out and leave your car at home.

“We have had too many fatalities on our roads this year and there are already too many people who are going to be missing loved ones as we celebrate the festive season together with family and friends.

“If you’ve been out drinking and you’re unsure if you can drive, the simple answer is don’t.”

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