In its first four days on the road, State Highway Patrol police used a new Tesla highway patrol vehicle to intercept an allegedly drug-affected driver travelling with two small children in Trafalgar.
Police intercepted the blue Nissan station wagon about 10.40am on Sunday on the Princes Highway.
The driver, a 25-year-old Moe woman, was allegedly driving with a suspended licence when she was pulled over with two small children in her car.
She allegedly returned a positive oral fluid test and her car was immediately impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1185. She is expected to be charged on summons with driving with a suspended licence and numerous other traffic offences.
No one was injured during the incident.
Police are investigating a collision that occurred in Traralgon on Sunday morning.
Police sighted a green Mitsubishi hatch on the side of Taylor Crescent about 2am.
They attempted to intercept the vehicle, however, the driver, a 31-year-old Traralgon man, failed to stop and continued driving.
The man attempted to make a u-turn and allegedly collided into the police vehicle causing minor damage.
He allegedly returned a breath test of 0.247. The man is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other traffic related offences. The unlicensed driver’s vehicle was towed from the scene.
Man loses licence
A man has lost his licence after police caught the alleged drink-driver in Traralgon on Friday morning.
Police saw a yellow Honda Jazz on the Princes Highway about 1.20am before the car was pulled over.
The driver, a 40-year-old from Wantirna, returned an alleged reading of 0.283.
His licence was suspended and he is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1134.
Police from the State Highway Patrol performing laser speed detection intercepted a speeding vehicle in Darnum on Friday afternoon.
It is alleged the Ford Festiva was travelling at a speed of 135km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Princes Highway about 1pm. The driver, a 70-year-old Yarragon woman, received a $335 on-the-spot fine and her licence was suspended for three months.
All four incidents formed part of Queen’s Birthday long weekend road safety blitz.