Drink driver nabbed in Melton

Published:
Tuesday, 11 June 2024 at 2:05 am

A woman was caught over the King’s Birthday long weekend allegedly driving over five times the legal limit in Melton.

Officers intercepted the driver on Barries Road about 1pm on Monday, 10 June and checks on her licence revealed it was allegedly cancelled.

The woman underwent a preliminary breath test, before accompanying members to a nearby station where she returned an alleged evidentiary result of .270.

The Melton South woman had her car impounded for 28 days at a cost of $1006 and is expected to be charged on summons with traffic offences.

This intercept forms part of Operation Regal, a statewide road policing operation targeting impaired driving, speed, distraction, fatigue and seatbelt non-compliance across Victoria in an effort to drive down road trauma. Operation Regal runs until 11:59pm Monday 10 June 2024.

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