Drink drivers over limit in Malvern

Prahran police nabbed two drink drivers in the same car at Malvern overnight.

Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives were on patrol when they observed a blue Mitsubishi Lancer leaving a service station at the corner of Malvern and Glenferrie Roads about 12.45am.

Prahran officers assisted with the intercept nearby and spoke to two males in the car who told police they had both been driving the car and had swapped over as driver and passenger.

Both males returned a positive preliminary breath test and were taken back to the police station.

A 25-year-old Strathmore man returned a blood alcohol concentration of .135 and received a $702 infringement notice and had his licence suspended.

A 25-year-old Seddon man returned a blood alcohol concentration of .155 and had his licence suspended.

He is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving offences.

This intercept forms part of Operation Regal, a four-day focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during 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. During this time motorists can expect to be breath tested and drug tested, have their vehicles scanned and be checked for speeding.

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

Operation Regal runs from 12.01am Friday 5 June to 11.59pm Monday 8 June 2020.

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