A combined road block operation has nabbed one drug driver and caught up with people owing more than $19,000 in fines.
Police, VicRoads, fisheries and sheriff officers joined forces for the operation in Yambuk late last week, undertaking drug and alcohol testing and checking for outstanding sheriff’s warrants and road-worthiness.
Port Fairy Police Sergeant Mick Wolfe said more than 1130 drivers were breath tested and about six drug tests were undertaken – returning one positive reading.
Sergeant Wolfe said a driver in his early 20s from Portland tested positive for drugs. It is expected he will receive a licence suspension and a fine.
Sheriff officers stopped people with $19,280 worth of outstanding fines. Ten road unworthy notices were also handed out.
“It was a good one-day operation, the results show it was successful,” Sergeant Wolfe said. “We will be doing it again, whether it be day or evening and at a different location.”