Speedster caught drink driving in Clifton Hill

A motorcyclist has had his wheels impounded after allegedly being caught drink-driving and speeding in Clifton Hill this evening (19 April).

Police nabbed the motorbike allegedly travelling at 91km/h in a 60km/h zone on Queens Parade about 9.55pm.

The probationary rider was intercepted by police and tested positive on a preliminary breath test.

He then returned an alleged reading of .210 per cent.

The 28-year-old Brighton man’s licence was immediately suspended and his bike has been impounded at a cost of $873.

He is expected to be charged on summons with speeding and drink driving-related offences.

The impound forms part of Operation Nexus, a five-day high visibility road policing operation over the Easter long weekend.

The state-wide operation will focus on country road users, speed, impaired drivers, seatbelts, on and off-road motorcycles, fatigue due to long-distance travel and driver distraction through mobile technology and navigation devices.

Priority areas include traffic corridors that link metropolitan areas to popular holiday destinations such as the Grampians, Surf Coast, Great Ocean Road, Greater Shepparton area, Phillip Island, Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Baw Baw and La Trobe.

Operation Nexus began at 12.01am on Thursday 18 April and will run until 11.59pm on Monday 22 April.

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