SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol was kept busy over the long weekend as part of Operation ARID. Before members could grab a morning coffee on Saturday they had already impounded three vehicles in under four hours.
Around 7am a 36-year-old man was intercepted on Mornington-Tyabb Road, Moorooduc, and found to be suspended from driving after a drink-driving incident last month. His vehicle was impounded, and he will face a charge of driving while suspended.
At 8.40am the same highway patrol unit intercepted a 29-year-old man on Hodgins Road, Hastings. He was found to have been unlicenced since 2013. He further tested positive to a roadside drug test. The vehicle was impounded, and he will face charges of driving while unlicensed and drug driving.
At 10.15am a 46-year-old woman intercepted in Bay Street, Frankston was found to be suspended from driving due to accumulated demerit points. Her vehicle was impounded, and she will also face a charge of driving while suspended.
All three will front the Frankston Magistrates Court at a later date.