Man on meth caught at the wheel

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Caught: Police impounded a vehicle after a driver tested positive for meth on Cranbourne-Frankston Road.

A POLICE operation on Cranbourne-Frankston Road, 30 May, saw one motorist caught driving with meth in their system.

State Highway patrol members were conducting a number plate recognition operation and intercepted a 41-year-old Mt Eliza man who was driving with a disqualified licence.

The man was given a roadside drug test and tested positive for methylamphetamine. He had lost his licence due to a previous drug driving offence.

The man had his vehicle impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1042.00. He will receive a summons to attend court at a later date.

Highway Patrol Sergeant Matthew Nott said “we make no apologies for taking people’s cars when they make the conscious decision to drive when they don’t have a licence. This is not a game, and people need to learn no licence means no driving, it’s as simple as that.”

“Please drive, ride and walk safely, especially in poor weather conditions,” he said.

First published in the Frankston Times – 4 June 2019

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