Impaired driver nabbed in Glenrowan

Wangaratta Highway Patrol were conducting speed checks in Glenrowan this morning as part of Operation Regal.

They detected a Kia station wagon allegedly travelling at 137km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Hume Freeway.

The vehicle was intercepted, and it was discovered the 39-year-old female was driving on a suspended probationary licence.

She underwent a preliminary oral drug test which returned a positive result.

Police inspected the vehicle and located an unrestrained 4-year-old child laying on the back seat and a 10-year-old child laying under a doona in the rear compartment of the car.

The Thomastown woman will be charged by summons with excessive speed, impaired driving, drive whilst suspended and unrestrained children.

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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