Quartet in convoy caught

Four mates will struggle to find a lift after police detected the drivers of four cars travelling in convoy all allegedly driving while drunk near Horsham last night (26 January), Victoria Police say.

Horsham Highway Patrol officers came across four vehicles travelling along Horsham-Lubeck Road at Drung about 10pm, with each driver – including three on probationary licences – allegedly over the legal alcohol limit.

They included:

-A 21-year-old P-plater from Horsham, who returned an alleged reading of .126 per cent.

He lost his licence for 12 months and received a $685 fine.

-A 21-year-old Ballarat P-plater, who returned an alleged reading of .087 per cent.

He lost his licence for 6 months and was issued a $484 fine.

-A 21-year-old P-plater from Geelong, who returned an alleged reading of .099 per cent.

He is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving.

-A 29-year-old Horsham man, who returned an alleged reading of .111 per cent.

He is also expected to be charged on summons with drink driving.

Earlier in the evening, the same officers came across a 25-year-old Dimboola woman during a random intercept on McPherson Street about 6.50pm.

She allegedly returned a positive drug test and is expected to be charged on summons with drug driving.

A 29-year-old New South Wales man was also stopped during a random intercept on Horsham-Lubeck Road about 8.50pm.

He returned an alleged reading of .049 per cent and is expected to be charged on summons with unlicensed driving and drink driving.

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