Drink driver nabbed in Mentone

A woman has lost her licence and had her car impounded after allegedly being caught driving at more than three times the legal alcohol limit.

Cheltenham police intercepted a vehicle travelling west on Balcombe Road, Mentone, about 12.50am on 13 June.

After a positive roadside breath test the woman taken to a police station where she returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of .187.

The 53-year-old lost her licence on the spot and her car has been impounded for 30 days at a cost of $950

She is expected to be charged of summons with exceed prescribed concentration of alcohol and face Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

This impound forms part of Operation Regal, a four-day operation targeting high-risk driving behaviour on Victorian roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

The state-wide operation aims to reduce road trauma, including the number of lives lost and injuries on our roads. Police will be targeting speed, alcohol and drug impaired driving, fatigue, driver distraction and failure to wear seatbelts.

Over the past five Queen’s Birthday weekends, there have been 17 lives lost on our roads and a further 980 people injured, as well as 48,811 traffic and criminal offences detected.

Operation Regal runs from 12:01am Friday 11 June to 11:59pm Monday 8 June 2021.

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