Speedster & drink driver caught in Rutherglen

Wangaratta Highway Patrol members nabbed a man for excessive speed and drink driving in Rutherglen yesterday afternoon.


Police were patrolling the Murray Valley Highway about 12:35pm when they observed a car travelling at 151km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Members spoke to the driver, a 35-year-old Strathmerton man, who underwent a preliminary breath test.

He was taken to a local station for an evidentiary test where he returned an alleged reading of 0.110 per cent BAC.

His car was impounded at a cost of $1105, had his licence immediately suspended and is expected to be summonsed to appear at a Magistrates Court at a later date.