Police were left shaking their heads after a driver was seen causing a large plume of smoke meters away from a PBT site in Seymour on Saturday night, 11 March.
Seymour Highway Patrol officers were setting up a drug and alcohol testing site on Anzac Avenue when the vehicle came to their attention about 5.30pm.
Officers heard a loud engine revving and saw a large amount of blue smoke coming from a Ford Ute.
The driver of the vehicle, a 55-year-old Broadford man and his 85-year-old passenger were intercepted and spoken to by police.
The driver made admission to the poor driving behaviour and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $906.
He is expected to be charged on summons with driving offences.
A 52-year-old woman from Seymour drove into the site a short time later and returned an alleged reading of 0.055.
She had he licence immediately suspended for 6 months and is expected to be charged on summons for drink driving offences.
These intercepts were part of Operation Arid, the state-wide road policing operation aiming to reduce road trauma and lives lost on our roads over the Labour Day long weekend.
Senior Constable Natasha Leigh
Reviewed 12 March 2023