FRANKSTON and Mornington Peninsula police conducted 8243 preliminary breath tests and 168 preliminary drug tests and detected 16 drink drivers and nine drug drivers, as well as 246 other offences during Operation Nexus over Easter.
A 19-year-old youth died after falling off the back of a ute in Heatherhill Road, Frankston, 2.40am Good Friday morning. His was the only life lost on Mornington Peninsula roads during the Easter period, although four others were killed earlier in April.
Divisional Superintendent Adrian White said: “April has been a tragic month for the area so far, with four people losing their lives on our roads.
“Five people have now died on our roads in 2019 – the same as for the whole of 2018.
“We are trying to do everything we can to stop people killing themselves and others, but we need the whole community to get on board with us in this effort.”
A range of mobile patrols, booze buses and Automated Number Plate Recognition sites were run during the break.