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Seymour PBT site suspension and impound

Sunday 12 March 2023 4:39pm

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

Media Officer


Reviewed 12 March 2023