POLICE say a Colac district man could go to jail after “multiple” drink-driving offences.
Constable Stephanie Molloy of Camperdown said police pulled over a man from the Camperdown area and found he was more than double the legal blood-alcohol limit and was also driving while disqualified.
Const Molloy said the 40-year-old’s blood alcohol reading was .117 when police breath tested him on Sunday night.
She said the man was a “repeat-offending” drink driver and police had charged him “multiple” times.
Const Molloy said police summonsed the man to appear in court.
Camperdown police charged another drink driver in the town on Friday night.
Const Molloy said a man in his 30s from the Camperdown area blew .064 at a random breath test site in Manifold Street, Camperdown.
Meanwhile, Apollo Bay police charged a Footscray man for refusing to take a breath test.
Leading Senior Constable Peter Shelton said police stopped the man about midnight Friday but he refused to give a breath sample when officers took him to the station.
Sen Const Shelton said the offence meant the man received “a higher penalty” than what he would for a drink-driving charge.
He said Apollo Bay police did “a large quantity” of preliminary breath tests throughout the Easter long weekend but arrested no drink drivers.
“For all the breath tests we did, no one was over the limit which was positive,” Sen Const Shelton said.
Police breath tested 222,852 motorists across Victoria during the Easter long weekend and charged 384 drink drivers.
Police also charged 64 Victorian drivers who were under the influence of drugs, from 1162 roadside tests.