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Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 17:40

Police from Latrobe Highway Patrol detected a driver more than six times the legal blood alcohol limit in Morwell yesterday evening.

Officers were conducting a static patrol when they observed a Holden Barina with its hazard lights on travelling at low speed on Princess Drive just before 6.15pm on 11 November.

The car, with two men onboard, pulled over for a short period before it began to bunny hop up the road.

Police intercepted the car a short time later and conducted a roadside breath test.

The 36-year-old driver, who was an unlicensed learner, returned a reading of .304

Matters only got worse for the Traralgon man when checks revealed he was wanted on an outstanding warrant relating to a previous drink driving matter in February this year.

He was taken into custody by police and his car was immediately impounded at a cost of $1005.

It is expected he will be charged in summons with drink driving related offences.

Senior Constable Alistair Parsons

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