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Drunk Drivers With Probationary License Arrested In Bentleigh After One Hit A Police Vehicle

Two drink-drivers were arrested by Victorian police in Melbourne’s South-East after one purportedly knocked against a police car when the officers were investigating their hoon behaviours.

After receiving multiple reports and calls of hoon driving at a car park on Higgins Road on early Wednesday, 27 October (just after midnight), police headed to the spot. Officers tried to stop a Black Ford XR6 UTE and Silver Toyota Camry that were exiting the car park. As the two cars were intercepted, the Ford UTE reversed and hit one of the police vehicles, bringing about minor damages.

The driver of the Ford was a 21-year old Carnegie man with a probationary license. He is subjected to an evidentiary breath test that returned the value of 0.158. Besides being charged on summons with careless driving and drink driving, his license was suspended for 12 months and his Ford UTE was seized for 28 days at a cost of $878.50.

Likewise, the driver of the Toyota was also subjected to an evidentiary breath test that returned the value of 0.083. This 21-year old Bentleigh man, who was also a probationary driver, received a fine and had his license suspended for three months.

Victoria Police Officers have advised people to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au about hoon or poor driving activity in your area.