Driver blows .244

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A WOMAN who crashed her car in Chelsea Heights returned a breath test reading almost five times over the legal alcohol limit last week.

At around 2am, 15 December, police were called to Thames Promenade to attend a car which had crashed into a parked vehicle.

Moorabbin Highway Patrol officers arrived and breath tested the 24-year-old woman. She returned a positive preliminary test, and was taken to the police station where she returned a reading of .244.

The Bonbeach woman is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other traffic offences.

Police will run Operation Roadwise to prevent further drink driving incidents over the holiday period.

“During the festive period, motorists can expect to be breath tested, drug tested, and have their vehicles scanned and speed-checked by police to ensure everyone returns home to their loved ones safely this Christmas and New Year,” a police spokesperson said.

“Operation Roadwise involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.”

The police operation began on 13 December and runs until 5 January.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 18 December 2019

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