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A “SIGNIFICANT increase” in injuries and fatalities caused by drink drivers in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula has caused police to take action.

Operation Armada, which took place on 19 July, saw police set up booze buses in areas where there had been a spike in drink driving.

Southern Metro Region Superintendent Adrian White said “our intelligence is telling us that the types of people we predominantly detect for impaired driving are male drivers aged between 19 and 44 and drivers leaving a licensed venue. Our data also shows that tradesmen are over represented for this kind of offending which is a real concern for us.”

“Anyone engaging in this incredibly dangerous behaviour is putting themselves and the rest of the community at risk. Police are doing everything we can to curb bad driver behaviour but we also need your help,” he said.

“There is never an excuse for getting behind the wheel when impaired by alcohol or drugs. In the south east we’ve lost nearly double the amount of lives on the road compared to this time last year. The number of lives lost so far this year is concerning and shows we cannot afford to be complacent about safety on our roads.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 22 July 2019

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