Shocking Tesla intercept in Trafalgar

In its first four days on the road, State Highway Patrol police have used the new Tesla Highway Patrol vehicle to intercept an allegedly drug affected driver travelling with two small children in Trafalgar.

Police intercepted the blue Nissan station-wagon about 10.40am this morning on the Princess Highway.

The driver, a 25-year-old Moe woman, was allegedly driving with a suspended licence when she was pulled over with two small children in her car.

She allegedly returned a positive oral fluid test and her car was immediately impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1185.

She is expected to be charged on summons with driving for a suspended licence and numerous other traffic offences.

No one was injured during the incident.

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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