Drivers nabbed in road blitz
February 27, 2010 - 9:46AM
Six drink drivers, two "disqualified" drivers and three "unlicensed" drivers have been caught in a road blitz in Melbourne's outer east.
Eighteen people with 108 outstanding warrants worth $35,000 were also nabbed in the operation between Victoria Police, the Sheriff's Office, VicRoads and the Victorian Taxi Directorate.
Police checked about 2200 drivers on the Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, between 7pm and 11pm (AEDT) on Friday.
They found five unregistered vehicles and 25 unsafe vehicles, and issued 41 penalty notices and 58 defect notices.
VicRoads issued nine defect and five penalty notices and detected four pollution offences.
Police used numberplate recognition cameras to check registrations against any outstanding matters in relation to vehicles.
This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/drivers-nabbed-in-road-blitz-20100227-p9n2.html