Driver nabbed with stubby in Carrum Downs

A drink driver had his car impounded after he was caught driving with a stubby of beer in Carrum Downs this afternoon, Victoria Police say.

Carrum Downs police set up a random breath test site on Lyrebird Drive about 4pm.

A Holden Commodore was directed through the site when officers allegedly saw the driver throw a stubby of beer into the passengers’ seat.

The male driver returned a positive preliminary breath test and was taken to a police station where he returned a BAC .108.

A 35-year-old Carrum Downs man had his licence immediately suspended and is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and consume alcohol whilst driving.

The Holden was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1000.

Operation Roadwise will run from 14 December to 6 January, and will focus on enforcement and improving driver behaviour.

Police will be out in force to target the five leading causes of death and serious injury on our roads – speed, impairment, distraction, not wearing seatbelts and fatigue.

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