Drunk driver involved in Port Melbourne collision

A driver who was seen on the wrong side of a divided road was found to be more than three times over the limit following a collision in Port Melbourne last night.

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A driver who was seen on the wrong side of a divided road was found to be more than three times over the limit following a collision in Port Melbourne last night.

Police have been told the Yarraville man was travelling west on the wrong side of Williamstown Road when the collision occurred about 10.30pm.

The 23-year-old’s vehicle struck a car travelling east which caused extensive damage to both vehicles.

The 37-year-old Tarneit driver from the vehicle on the correct side of the road was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

The driver from Yarraville returned a positive preliminary breath test before an evidentiary breath test furnished a reading of 0.166.

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Police immediately suspended the man’s licence.

It is expected the man will be charged on summons with drink driving and traffic-related offences.

Prahran Highway Patrol Senior Constable Kosmina said it’s very lucky no one was killed or seriously injured.

“We’ve seen one driver taken off to hospital overnight but in reality, the outcome of this collision could have been much worse,” SC Kosmina said.

“When are people going to learn, it’s simple if you drink just don’t drive.”

Alternatively, buy a portable or handheld interlock – that meets or exceeds Australia Standard AS3547 – and ensure to use it before driving. If you’re close to .049% BAC, do not drive.

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