Operation Nexus impound at Wooragee

Wodonga Highway Patrol officers were patrolling the Beechworth – Wodonga Road in Wooragee about 4.20pm on Saturday afternoon when they saw a small white hatch back overtaking several other cars on the road.

The speed of the white car was checked at 164km/h in a 100km/h zone.

A 26-year-old Wodonga man was pulled over a short time later and underwent a road-side drug test which returned a positive result.

The man is expected to be charged on summons with driving while suspended, speed and drug driving offences and has had his car impounded for 30 days.

This impound 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 1 April and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday 5 April

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