PORT pick up suspended driver in Narre Warren

Public Order Response Team (PORT) officers were left shaking their heads after they picked up a suspended driver out on the road to buy donuts in Narre Warren last night.

The officers were patrolling when they noticed a car wouldn’t pass or drive alongside their vehicle on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road on Saturday 15 August about 7.40pm.

A check of the car identified the registered owner to be a suspended driver.

The car was intercepted and the driver, who wasn’t the registered owner, was also found to be suspended.

The probationary driver, who wasn’t displaying any ‘p’ plates, explained he had his three mates in the car as they were going to buy donuts.

Due to the drivers suspended licence status the vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1019.85.

The 24-year-old Narre Warren driver is expected to be charged on summons with driving while suspended and failing to display ‘p’ plates.

Whilst committing the offences, the driver and his three passengers, a 19-year-old from Narre Warren, 21-year-old from Hallam and a 20-year-old from Hampton Park, were also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and 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

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