Koroit police slam irresponsible behaviour

Koroit police have issued a warning to motorists following a spate of drink driving incidents in the area in the past week. 

An 18-year-old woman returned a blood alcohol reading twice the legal limit after losing control of her car late on Saturday night. 

Koroit police Sergeant Pat Day said the probationary driver lost control of the vehicle on the Warrnambool-Caramut Road, south of Woolsthorpe. 

Pat Day

Pat Day

Her licence was immediately suspended.

In a separate incident, a 53-year-old Koroit man also had his licence immediately suspended after recording a blood alcohol reading more than three times over the legal limit. 

Sergeant Day said the man was intercepted by Koroit police in Kirkstall late on Friday night and w​as summonsed to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.

A 45-year-old woman’s car was also by police impounded after she failed to stop her vehicle and evaded police on Wednesday afternoon in Crossley.

He said the woman, from Killarney, refused to undergo a preliminary breath test. She will be charged on summons to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.

“She failed to stop and drove home, running into a paddock at the rear of her house,” Sergeant Day said.

“She was later arrested after a short stand-off with police.” 

He said the woman was expected to be charged with driving while suspended, refusing to undergo a preliminary breath test and failing to stop when directed by police. 

Sergeant Day said the incidents highlighted the drivers’ irresponsible behavior which police would not tolerate. 


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