Moorabbin Highway Patrol along with Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section, detected 12 motorists drink driving as part of a local road policing operation targeting impaired drivers in Gardenvale.
Operation Funnel-Web saw drug and alcohol buses on the south bound lanes of the Nepean Highway from 7.30pm on Friday 20 May till 2am on Saturday May 21, to catch impaired drivers in their tracks.
As part of the operation police also found 11 unauthorised drivers, issued 25 penalty notices for various traffic offences and impounding five vehicles.
Of the 12 drivers processed for drink driving, the highest result was 0.160.
Police are warning all motorists to not become complacent with significant and highly visible patrols to continue.
Quotes attributed to Senior Sergeant Ralph Walker:
“The number of impaired drivers police detected during operation Funnel-Web last night shows that this reckless behaviour continues to present a significant risk to road users each day”
“While we know the vast majority of the community make smart decisions when on the roads, there is still an unacceptable number of motorists who show a blatant disregard toward the safety of others by choosing to drink or take drugs then drive.”
“While this local operation may have concluded, police will continue to be out in force, both locally and across the state, detecting and prosecuting impaired drivers to ensure we reduce road trauma and make our roads a safer place for all.”
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