Cops nab unauthorised drivers

The woman was observed driving erratically and tailgating other vehicles.

Officers from Cardinia Highway Patrol have been working tirelessly through the coronavirus lockdown to remove unauthorised drivers from the roads.

A 27-year-old Officer woman was intercepted by Highway Patrol police officers about 8.55am on Wednesday 9 September.

Police detected the driver, in a blue Kia Cerato, travelling at 101km/h in an 80km/h zone on Princes Highway in Officer.

The woman was observed driving erratically and tailgating other vehicles.

Licence checks revealed the driver had a suspended licence due to drug driving.

She underwent a further drug test and tested positive to an illicit substance.

Her vehicle was immediately impounded for a period of 30 days and she will be required to attend court.

Later that day, about 12.05pm, Highway Patrol officers intercepted a Holden Astra for a routine licence and registration check on Henty Street in Pakenham.

Licence checks revealed the 19-year-old Pakenham driver had never held a drivers licence in his life.

His vehicle was immediately impounded for 30 days and he will be required to face court at a later date.

Police spoke to a 21-year-old Officer man, whose probationary licence was suspended due to demerit points.

An hour later, at 1.05pm, police officers intercepted a Holden Commodore on Majestic Drive in Officer.

They spoke to a 21-year-old Officer man, whose probationary licence was suspended due to demerit points.

As a result of having a suspended licence, his vehicle was immediately impounded for a period of 30 days.

 

In a statement released to the community, Pakenham police said unlicensed and other unauthorised drivers pose a significant risk to road and community safety.