Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thousands nabbed in Victoria Police road blitz

police training with speed guns

Blitz: Police using laser gun speed cameras. Source:The Courier-Mail

ALMOST 2500 people have been nabbed for traffic offences at the start of a blitz by Victoria Police over the long weekend.

The statewide Operation Aegis has already detected 2477 offences including speeding, mobile phone use, seatbelt breaches, disobeying signs, and disqualified and unlicensed drivers.

A total of 27,312 breath tests resulted in 88 positive blood alcohol offences.

A 31-year-old disqualified driver had his car impounded in Ballarat, in Victoria's northwest, after he was clocked driving at twice the speed limit while intoxicated.

The Delacombe man was intercepted on Gillies Street about 9pm (AEST) travelling at 140km/h in a 70km/h zone and recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.132 per cent.

Superintendent Neville Taylor warned all road users to take care after a pedestrian was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the Princes Highway in Noble Park North, in Melbourne's southeast, about 12.25am (AEST) on Saturday.

A 27-year-old Dandenong North man is helping police with their investigations.He was hit by an east-bound car and died at the scene.

"Drivers need to think before taking the wheel," Supt Taylor said in a statement.

"If you take the risk and choose to speed or drink and drive, you will have to accept the consequences."

Police are warning Operation Aegis will continue in metropolitan and regional Victoria until 12am (AEST) on Tuesday.

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