A MAN driving erratically near Camperdown on Friday night has been remanded in custody after crashing his vehicle into wire rope safety barriers.
South west police road safety manager Senior Sergeant Chris Asenjo said members of the public reported seeing the vehicle driving in a dangerous manner on Friday night.
"Police were able to find the vehicle being driven erratically and have attended to pull the vehicle over," Senior Sergeant Asenjo said.
"As a result of that, the vehicle has driven into some safety barriers and done a bit of damage to the car."
Senior Sergeant Asenjo said during a search of the vehicle, police found what was believed to be about five grams of heroin.
Police also suspected the 40-year-old man from the Camperdown district was under the influence of drugs.
"He underwent an initial drug impairment assessment and was required to come back to the police station to undergo a number of tests," Senior Sergeant Asenjo said.
Senior Sergeant Asenjo said the man had been remanded in custody and charged with a number of driving offences and possessing a traffickable amount of quantity of drugs.
He said the result of the blood test to determine whether he was driving while affected by drugs was pending.
The man is expected to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Tuesday, June 11.
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