Operation nabs drivers

Impounded: A bike and ute were both impounded after a police operation over the long weekend. Pictures: Supplied

OPERATION Regal, a roadside police operation over the long weekend, saw police nab a number of misbehaving drivers. With close to 9000 traffic offences recorded statewide, local drivers did not escape trouble.

In the morning on Saturday 8 June, a ute was pulled over on Frankston-Flinders Road by the Somerville highway patrol.

The driver of the ute had been detected speeding at 70kph in a 60kph zone. Police also found the man was driving on a cancelled registration. He returned a positive preliminary drug test for methylamphetamine and allegedly refused an oral fluid drug test. He also did not have an alcohol interlock fitted to his car as required.

The 39-year-old man from Bittern had his car impounded and will be summoned to appear in court at a later date.

The next day at 11.30am, Somerville highway patrol members pulled over a 49-year-old Seaford man on a motorcycle.

Police clocked the Suzuki Dl1000 racing along at 133kph in an 80kph zone on Thompsons Road, Bangholme. He told police he was running late to a meeting with other motorcycle riders.

The man had his bike impounded and walked home.

At 8pm that night on Cranbourne Road Langwarrin, a 32-year-old P plater from Frankston was detected driving 126kph in an 80kph zone.

The man is alleged to initially given a false name and address to police. He blew 0.118 and had his license suspended on the spot. His car was impounded and he was summonsed to appear in court.

First published in the Frankston Times – 17 June 2019

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