FIGURES have revealed how many people fell foul of police during Operation Armada, which took place in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas.
Operation Armada ran from 7pm, 19 July to 2am, 20 July.
2077 breath tests were administered, with 18 drink drivers detected. A P plater blew .154.
Police conducted 149 drug tests and caught 20 drug drivers.
Police impounded nine vehicles, issued 48 infringement notices, and found 15 drivers to be driving disqualified, suspended, or unlicensed.
Three people were charged with criminal offences.
Among those caught up in the operation was a nineteen year old Mt Eliza driver who had just received his green P Plates. He was caught overloading when police allegedly discovered two other passengers in his boot.
Southern Metro Region Superintendent Adrian White said the results were “disappointing.”
“It not only puts those drivers or riders in danger but puts the lives of every single other road user travelling around them at risk,” he said.
“We have seen far too much trauma on our roads this year. This operation is not about detecting motorists doing the wrong thing, it’s about instilling awareness and making sure each and every motorist understands they have a responsibility when it comes to keeping our roads safe and driving down road trauma.”