Fine dodgers caught

Authorities clamped vehicles and dished out more than $30,000 in fines.

Authorities clamped vehicles and dished out more than $30,000 in fines.

AUTHORITIES have dished out more than $30,000 worth of fines and imprisoned a Winchelsea man for 24 days during in a traffic blitz.

Senior Constable Rebecca Hills said Winchelsea police and Department of Justice sheriffs patrolled the town on Monday.

Sen Const Hills said sheriffs executed 89 warrants for a total of $30,465 in unpaid fines and locked up the Winchelsea man, who was in his 20s, for having about $33,000 worth of outstanding fines.

She said sheriffs also clamped two vehicles and suspended five motorists’ driver’s licences during the blitz.

Sen Const Hills said police booked six people who were driving unregistered vehicles and also stopped a Geelong woman, in her late 40s, who was speeding at 81 kilometres an hour in a 60kmh zone on the Princes Highway.

She said the woman copped a $298 fine and lost three driver’s licence demerit points.

Sen Const Hills said authorities used an automatic number plate recognition system to detect offenders, while officers also patrolled the town rather than set up a roadblock like they had in the past.

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