Speedster and drink driver nabbed in Latrobe

State Highway Patrol officers got more than they bargained for after intercepting a drink driver and speeding motorcyclist in Traralgon this morning (20 June).

Officers intercepted a vehicle at a random breath test site on Argyle Street, Traralgon about 8.30am.

The driver, a 61-year-old Rosedale woman, tested positive to a preliminary breath test.

She then underwent an evidentiary breath test, returning an alleged reading of .075 per cent.

The woman was issued a $484 fine and had her licence suspended for six months.

Shortly before 10.30am, the same officers spotted a motorcycle travelling at an alleged speed of 192km/h along the Princes Freeway.

The rider, a 35-year-old Cannons Creek man, was intercepted and had his bike impounded at a cost of $1005.

He is expected to lose his licence for 12 months and will be charged on summons with speeding.

Inspector John Cormack said State Highway Patrol officers were out in force focusing on driver behaviour and would continue targeting offences such as speeding, driver distractions and driver/rider impairment.

“There is absolutely no excuse for speeding, driving impaired or engaging in high-risk behaviour that could ultimately put yourself or others in harm’s way – it’s stupid and irresponsible,” Insp Cormack said.

“We strongly ask that motorists to consider their fellow road users, as well as their own families and themselves, before they make a conscious decision to get into their cars or onto their motorbikes and engage in high-risk behaviours.

“We have already lost far too many Victorians to road trauma this year.”

Motorists are also urged to adhere to wet weather conditions, particularly with the winter months now well under way.

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