Source: State of Victoria Police
Sunday, 27 December 2020 18:09
A woman was picked up by police more that 50km/h over the speed limit while also drink driving in Happy Valley last night.
Swan Hill police first spotted the hire car on Robinvale-Sea Lake Road, travelling an alleged 157km/h in a 100km/h zone, before intercepting the vehicle about 5.30pm.
The 28-year-old driver, from Gladstone Queensland, returned a positive preliminary breath test before furnishing an evidentiary breath test reading of 0.132.
It is expected the woman will be charged on summons in relation to speeding, conduct endangering life and other traffic related offences.
This intercept forms part of Operation Roadwise, a three-week Operation during the Christmas, New Year period. The focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during this holiday period.
The state-wide operation aims to reduce road trauma, including the number of lives lost and injuries on our roads. During this time motorists can expect to be breath tested and drug tested, have their vehicles scanned and be checked for speeding.
The operation involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.
Operation Roadwise runs from 12.01am Friday 18th December 2020 until Wednesday 6th January 2021.
Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman