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Driver detected four times legal limit

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October 04, 2017

A Yarrawonga man has a date lined up with the Magistrates Court after his vehicle was intercepted by South East State Highway Patrol members on Saturday night.

Police observed the allegedly unregistered vehicle on McLean Street, Yarrawonga about 9.30pm and intercepted it.

The 34-year-old subsequently underwent a breath test, returning an alleged alcohol reading of 0.222 percent.

He also allegedly tested positive to cannabis and is expected to be charged on summons for drink and drug-driving and other traffic-related offences.

Additionally, the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant over assault-related matters.

He has been bailed and is due to appear at the Cobram Magistrates Court on November 1 in relation to that matter.

The intercept formed part of Operation Scoreboard, a statewide focus on road user behaviour which targeted speed, driver distraction, seatbelt non-compliance, fatigue and drink and drug driving in an effort to reduce road trauma.

The operation started on Thursday, September 28 and finished Sunday night.

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