Police outrun motorcyclist


A MOTORCYCLIST pulled up at an Operation Wasp roadblock at Peninsula Link Bungower Rd exit at 11.30pm Friday 11 March ran off while being questioned by police.

The 28-year-old Frankston North man was caught after a short pursuit and remanded in custody to appear at Frankston Magistrates Court Monday 14 March.

Police said the man outstanding warrants and was wanted for several burglaries.

Sergeant Steve Duffee of Mornington police said all Peninsula Link off ramps were blocked during Operation Wasp.

“It is a road police operation where we set up off the exits on Friday at the start of the long weekend. It is a called Wasp as it is part of a sting operation,” Sergeant Duffee said.

Senior Sergeant Andrew Brockway, commander of the Division Four Highway Patrol said the operation breath tested drivers from about 2800 vehicles.

“We identified six that exceeded the prescribed concentration of alcohol and two that exceeded the prescribed concentration of drugs. Two vehicles were impounded from these offences. We also identified one disqualified driver and two unlicensed drivers and issued a further nine penalty notices,” Senior Sergeant Brockway said.

“These statistics are on par with what we have identified with previous Wasps, so issues with people continuing to drive while affected by alcohol and drugs are still continuing. We will continue to do these operations over Easter and the coming Anzac long weekend.”

First published in the Mornington News – 22 March 2016


Comments are closed.