A learner driver has allegedly been caught seven times over the legal alcohol limit by police in Melbourne.
According to Victoria Police, officers were first alerted to the 35-year-old man was driving “erratically and with no headlights” along Hogans Road in Hoppers Crossing, in Melbourne’s southwest, about 10.15pm (local time) on Sunday.
Officers pulled the man over and returned a positive preliminary breath test.
He was then taken to a police station and returned an evidentiary breath test result of 0.315.
“It is expected the Hoppers Crossing man will be summonsed to appear at court in relation to drink driving, being a learner driver unaccompanied and in relation to other traffic offences,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
“His car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1006.”
Learner drivers must have a blood and breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of zero, the same as P1 and P2 drivers in Victoria.
According to VicRoads, alcohol is a major factor that leads to road deaths and serious injury in Victoria, with about 17 per cent of drivers killed in road crashes in Victoria having a BAC of 0.05 every year.
Learner drivers who return a BAC of 0.07 have their licences suspended immediately in Victoria.
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