A CAR being driven erratically in West Park, Hastings, attracted police attention, 11.10pm, Monday 17 August.
The Hastings divisional van crew pulled the car over in Curacoa Drive and took the driver back to Mornington police station where he allegedly blew 0.115 per cent.
The man’s car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1075 and his licence suspended pending a court appearance.
The van resumed patrolling near Hodgins Road/Wallaroo Place, Hastings, after reports of a vehicle doing burnouts. At 2am next morning (Tuesday 18 August), they spotted a yellow VW Beetle with no plates driving west along Hodgins Road. The driver allegedly locked the rear wheels with the handbrake and performed a slide into Wallaroo Place.
He was intercepted and found to be unlicensed. He was also taken to Mornington police station where he allegedly blew 0.146 per cent.
The Beetle, pictured, was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $895.
Police said the driver told them it was the fourth time in as many months his car had been impounded.
They said vehicles out during curfew stood an “excellent chance of being intercepted by police”, adding that driving erratically or doing burnouts in a yellow car with no plates was also sure to attract police attention.