High range drink driver in Prahran

Police observed a vehicle travelling south on Williams Road in Prahran today with expired registration.

The station wagon was intercepted on Malvern Road about 12.35pm.

The driver, a 45-year-old, underwent a preliminary breath test and returned a positive reading of 0.169.

The Elwood man will be charged with drink driving offences and has had his car impounded for 30 days.

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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