61 offences detected during long weekend
Four vehicles were impounded in the Shepparton region as part of a police operation on the long weekend.
Each vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the drivers will have to pay more than $1000 to get the vehicles back after that time.
A 34-year-old Shepparton man was the first to have his vehicle impounded, at 11.35 pm on Thursday, September 23, after he was allegedly caught driving on a suspended driver’s licence at Kaarimba. He is expected to be summonsed to appear at court.
The other three impounds all came on Saturday.
A 20-year-old Mooroopna man will be charged on summons with careless driving and improper use of a vehicle after he did a burnout in front of police in Mooroopna.
A 23-year-old Rushworth man will be charged on summons with driving while suspended after he was stopped by police between Rushworth and Murchison.
A 63-year-old Shepparton man also had his vehicle impounded in Shepparton.
He will be charged on summons with driving while disqualified.
Shepparton Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Murray Moser said 61 offences were detected in the Shepparton Police Service Area, which is bounded by Murchison, Tatura, Dookie and Tallygaroopna, as part of Operation Scoreboard.
Of these, three were drink drivers and four were drug drivers.
Other offences detected over the four days from Thursday to Sunday included speeding, driving unregistered vehicles and failing to obey signs.
“Every time we do detect people doing the wrong thing, especially things like drink driving, it’s always disappointing,” he said.
“It’s an ongoing education of the public to comply with the laws for their safety and for others’ safety.”