Police nab drink and drug driver

A woman has allegedly blown more than four times the legal blood alcohol limit after being stopped by police in Melton South in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police pulled over a Subaru Outback wagon on Abbey Road and the driver, a 24-year-old Melton South woman, returned a positive preliminary breath test about 12.15am.

The woman attended a nearby police station where she recorded an evidentiary breath test reading of 0.214.

It is expected she will be charged on summons in regards to exceed prescribed concentration of alcohol and disqualified driving.

In a separate incident, members from the Heavy Vehicle Unit intercepted a driver at approximately 9pm on Thursday after observing a Ford

Ranger utility overtake another vehicle on the left in Centre Road Springvale.

Enquiries revealed the 23-year-old driver had a suspended probationary licence, his vehicle was unregistered, and it will be alleged he tested positive to an illicit drug during a roadside test.

Police impounded the vehicle for 30 days at a cost of $950 to the driver.

The Aspendale man is expected to be charged on summons with drive while suspended, use an unregistered motor vehicle, overtake a vehicle on the left and drive vehicle whilst exceeding prescribed concentration of drugs.

These intercepts form part of Operation Roadwise, a state-wide focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Christmas and New Year period.

The 24-day operation aims to reduce road trauma, including injuries and the number of lives lost on our roads.

During the festive period, motorists can expect to be breath tested, drug tested, and have their vehicles scanned and speed-checked by police to ensure everyone returns home to their loved ones safely this Christmas and New Year.

Operation Roadwise involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.

The operation runs from 12.01am Friday 13 December to 11.59pm Sunday 5 January.

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