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Highway Patrol detected dozens of drug and alcohol-affected drivers during Operation Brew from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16 in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Conducted over three nights, Operation Brew targeted driving behaviour that contributes to road trauma.

Police focused enforcement efforts around licenced venues in the Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges police districts.

Operation Brew saw 12 motorists caught drink driving from 157 preliminary breath tests, with eight detected for exceeding 0.05 per cent BAC and four detected for exceeding 0.00 per cent BAC.

A further 12 motorists were detected for drug driving offences, with police conducting 112 roadside drug tests.

Other offences detected during the operation included six speeding offences for mid to high-range speeding, three mobile phone offences, three unauthorised driving offences (disqualified and unlicensed), and two vehicle impoundments.

A total of 73 offences were detected.

State Highway Patrol will continue to work with local police to conduct target road policing operations in an effort to reduce road trauma.

SOURCEVictoria Police
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