Traralgon drink driver tosses his licence away

Traralgon police intercepted an alleged drink driver in Traralgon this morning (7 June).

Officers observed the yellow Honda Jazz on the Princes Highway about 1.20am.

The vehicle was intercepted and the driver, a 40-year-old from Wantirna returned an alleged evidentiary breath test of 0.283

His licence was immediately suspended and he is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving.

His vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1134.00

The impound forms part of Operation Regal, a four day high visibility road policing operation over the Queen’s birthday long weekend.

The state-wide operation will commence 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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