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Saturday, August 15, 2020

MONASH: Madness on local roads


Dandenong Highway Patrol officers have impounded a vehicle after it was detected allegedly speeding on Eastlink in Dandenong South last night.

Air Wing police first noticed the Holden Statesman travelling at speeds of up to 160km/h as it followed the vehicle onto the Monash Freeway about 1am.

The vehicle exited the freeway at the Blackburn Rd off ramp and was intercepted by police near Ferntree Gully Rd in Mount Waverley.

The driver, a 19-year-old from Chadstone returned a positive drug test.

His vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $828.50 and he is expected to be charged on summons with drug driving and numerous traffic related offences.

Two other men, both aged 19 from Hampton and Carrum Downs, along with the driver, were also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and were each issued a $1652 penalty notice.

The directions by the Chief Health Officer, under the State of Emergency declared in Victoria, have been enacted to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. were all issued penalty notices for breaching the Chief Health Officers directions.