Neary triple limit in Keysborough

A driver has earned himself a hefty repair bill after crashing his car into traffic lights while allegedly drunk in Keysborough last night.

An off-duty police officer reported seeing a car hit a traffic signal on the Dandenong Bypass about 10.25pm.

The officer watched as the two occupants removed the number plates from the vehicle before police arrived.

A breath test soon revealed the 21-year-old was well over the limit, returning a reading of .135.

He was also found to be a learner driver that was not being properly supervised.

The Queensland man is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving, refusing to take a drug test and learner driver unaccompanied.

He will also receive an expensive bill for the cost of the repair to the traffic lights.

And to top it off, the driver and his 32-year-old passenger were found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer, and they were each issued a $1652 penalty notice.

The directions by the Chief Health Officer, under the State of Emergency declared in Victoria, have been enacted to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

This catch forms part of Operation Nexus, a five-day focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Easter 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.

The operation started at 12.01am on Thursday 9 April and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday 13 April

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