Busy week on road


SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol night shift had a busy week setting court dates for 22 people. These included a 20-year-old Frankston man who was remanded in custody and had his car impounded after allegedly driving at up to 155kph while running red lights around Langwarrin and Frankston. The police helicopter was hovering overhead.

Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said other incidents included a Wantirna man, 39, whose licence had been suspended who was “so fixated on getting his hit of drugs he didn’t notice the bag of ice sitting on his lap when police spoke to him through his driver’s window”.

Also, a 26-year-old Altona Meadows man who was “so high he was still smoking his bong when police walked up to request he do a drug test”.

Senior Constable Wolfe said 18 drug drivers and one drink-driver were processed over seven nights. “If you are out driving in the wee small hours, please be aware these people are out there,” he said.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 20 August 2019