Triple trouble for Somerville police


Somerville Highway Patrol had their hands full over the weekend with three separate incidents occurring.

The first incident occurred just after 10.20pm on Saturday 22 July on Bungower Road, Moorooduc.

Police intercepted a Ford ute travelling at 130km/h in the 80km/h zone.

The driver, a 20-year-old Mornington man, had his vehicle impounded for 30 days at a cost of $950.

He is expected to be charged on summons with a range of traffic offences including speeding, probationary driver drive prohibited vehicle, fail to display P plates and overtake when unsafe.

The second incident occurred just after 4.20am on Sunday 23 July when police intercepted an unregistered Holden sedan bearing stolen number plates on the Frankston-Cranbourne Road in Frankston.

The driver, a 29-year-old Frankston man, had a disqualified licence.

Police also discovered that both he and his passenger, a 44-year-old Frankston man, were wanted on outstanding warrants.

Their vehicle was searched and police located a quantity of what is believed to be methylamphetamine and a sword.

The driver then returned a positive preliminary oral fluid test but refused to take the second evidentiary oral fluid test.

He was charged with handle stolen goods, possess methylamphetamine, drive whilst disqualified, use an unregistered motor vehicle and refuse to undergo an oral fluid test.

His passenger was charged with possess prohibited weapon.

Both men were bailed to appear in Frankston Magistrate’s Court in September.

The third incident occurred about 8.10am Sunday morning on Frankston-Flinders Road in Frankston.

Police spotted a Holden sedan performing a 72m long burnout on the road and impounded his vehicle.

The driver, a 18-year-old Frankston South man, was the holder of a disqualified learner’s permit.

The vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1038 and he will be charged on summons with a range of traffic offences.


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