Operation Regal detects right royal fools

As the long weekend continues the number of drivers that have had their car impounded for excessive speed, drink driving or drug driving increases.

About 11am this morning Bellarine Police detected a car on Curlewis Road, Curlewis travelling at 150km/h in a 80km/h zone.

Police intercepted the car and spoke to the driver, a 19-year-old man from Newcomb.

He had his car impounded for a month and is expected to be summonsed for speed dangerous.

At 8.40am members of Macedon Ranges Highway Patrol detected a Mercedes travelling at 165km/h on the Calder Freeway near Woodend.

They intercepted the car and spoke to a 29-year-old woman from Southbank.

The car was impounded with towing costs of $1425 and she is expected to be summonsed for traffic matters.

As police were returning to their duties a Holden Commodore sped past the tow truck and unmarked sedan.

It was clocked at 151km/h and quickly intercepted and the driver, a 27-year-old Kyneton man, faces the same fate as the Southbank woman.

In Wangaratta a 22-year-old unlicensed driver was intercepted in his mate’s car in Ryley Street about 2.55pm.

The car was found to have false plates and the Wangaratta driver failed a roadside drug test.

The car was impounded with towing costs of $1625 and the driver is expected to be charged with unlicensed driving and numerous other traffic offences.

In Ballarat State Highway Patrol officers had three drivers within 30 minutes who failed road side drug tests at a testing site on Prest Street, Mount Pleasant.

The state-wide operation commenced on Friday 7 June and will focus 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 will run for four days from 12.01am Friday 7 June to 11.59pm Monday 10 June 2019.

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