A DRIVER pulled over by police in Mornington early Thursday morning last week for having false plates “smelt like a brewery”, police said. He later admitted to losing his licence for drink-driving in 2011 and his car was unregistered.
The 44-year-old Mornington man allegedly blew 0.176 per cent when breath-tested. He also tested positive for the drugs ecstasy and ice.
Before the man’s blue Honda Civic was impounded and towed away he allegedly kicked dents into every side panel. He was collected by his “none too happy” wife and will appear in court at a later date.
Two other drug-drivers were picked up by police during the same shift: A 38-year-old Mt Martha man near Mornington Racecourse at 1am, and a 40-year-old Endeavour Hills man on Thompsons Road, near Western Port Highway, at 11pm.
Drug drivers were involved in 42 collisions in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula last year. One resulted in a fatality and 16 in serious injuries.