Licence plate operation nabs three drivers

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AN automatic number plate recognition operation resulted in three arrests on Frankston-Dandenong road on Monday, 25 March.

The first arrest made as a result of Operation Kinetic was of a 48-year-old Carrum Downs woman at around 10.30am, who is alleged to have tried to avoid the site by doing a u turn.

Carrum Downs police intercepted her vehicle and conducted a breath test, which resulted in a reading of 0.144. She is expected to be charged on summons with drive while disqualified, drink driving and fail to stop on police direction. Her car was impounded for 30 days.

Shortly after police intercepted another driver after the number plate recognition system revealed they were driving with a suspended licence.

It is alleged that the 46-year-old Cranbourne woman gave a false name and address in addition to driving with a suspended licence. She is expected to be charged on summons with state false name and address, drive while suspended and fail to display P plates. Her vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.

A 50-year-old Frankston man also had his car impounded for a month after allegedly being caught driving with a suspended licence.

First published in the Frankston Times – 1 April 2019

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