Like father, like son

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree today after a father and son were nabbed by police during two separate intercepts in Moonee Valley.

Officers from the Moonee Valley Tasking Unit initially spotted an allegedly unregistered vehicle on Keilor Road, Niddrie about 4.40pm.

Police discovered the driver, a 29-year-old Airport West man, had a learner’s permit and was allegedly driving unaccompanied.

He was issued with three penalty notices in relation to learner driver unaccompanied, failing to display L plates and unregistered vehicle.

Less than half an hour later, a vehicle was intercepted after being detected travelling at an alleged speed of 80km/h in a 40km/h zone.

The 59-year-old man and father of the first driver lost his licence for six months and was issued a penalty notice in relation to speeding.

The intercepts form part of Operation Regal, a four day high-visibility road policing operation over the Queen’s birthday long weekend.

The state-wide operation commenced on Friday, 7 June and focuses on impaired driving, increased traffic on rural roads, towing trailers and caravans, and trail bike riding in state forests and parks.

Enforcement activities will vary across the state with police focusing on traffic corridors that link metropolitan areas to popular holiday destinations including the high country (ski fields), Grampians and Lakes regions.

Operation Regal runs for four days from 12.01am Friday 7 June to 11.59pm tonight (Monday 10 June 2019).

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