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Speeding drivers nabbed in Melbourne

Sunday 12 March 2023 4:33pm

Melbourne Highway Patrol officers were kept busy over the weekend with speeding drivers and three women on an e-scooter.

Three drivers were intercepted by officers on the Eastern Freeway, Alphington on Saturday night, 11 March.

Around 9pm a 23-year-old man, holding a probationary licence, from Ringwood and was caught doing 143km/h in a 100k/h zone on the Eastern Freeway, Alphington.

He had his licence immediately suspended for 6 months and issued with an infringement notice.

A 38-year-old man from Balwyn North was detected at 144km/h on the same stretch of road.

His licence was also immediately suspended for 6 months and he was issued with an infringement notice.

A 26-year-old man from Boronia was also detected at 120km/h. She underwent a preliminary oral fluid test which indicated a positive result.

Police will await tests results before taking further action.

In Fitzroy, police were called to Webb Street about 12.20am after a woman fell from an e-scooter carrying two other women.

The main rider, a 21-year-old Williamstown woman, underwent a breath test and provided an alleged reading of 0.036, which was in excess of her zero limit being a learner driver.

Her learners permit was immediately cancelled and she is disqualified from driving for 3 months.

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