A ROADSIDE sweep called Operation Nemesis is nabbing drink and drug drivers in Frankston and across the Mornington Peninsula on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Specific locations and times are targeted to breath test drivers.
Last weekend 61 drivers were breath tested after being pulled over by police. One provided a positive alcohol reading and another refused to undertake a breath test.
Nine drivers registered a positive fluid test for drugs.
Unlicensed and suspended drivers were also picked up over the weekend.
Summons were issued for 14 people to appear in court.
“If you take drugs and drive, especially in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas, you’re definitely out of your mind,” Somerville Highway Patrol acting sergeant Paul Holtzinger said.
“Taking drugs and deciding to drive is a lead factor in causing road trauma. The dedicated team here at the Somerville Highway Patrol are ensuring that those drug drivers are intercepted, identified, drug tested and appropriately processed.
“We conduct a large number of drug driving tests in this area, and we have a high strike rate of positive tests. These interceptions also result in the clearing of outstanding warrants and whereabouts, drug possession charges and gaining local intelligence.”