P-plater 'speeding and drink driving with two babies' during lockdown

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A Victorian woman has allegedly been nabbed speeding and drink driving with two babies in the car

The P-plater was intercepted by police about 10:50pm Sunday after Prahran Highway Patrol Officers clocked her allegedly travelling 130km/h on the Citylink.

Police said in a statement the P-plater had two infant passengers under the age of two in the car, and returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.111. 

Victoria Police said the P-plater's car will be impounded for 30 days at a cost of $878.50 and she is expected to be charged on summons with an array of offences.

The P-plater was caught allegedly drink driving and speeding with two infants in the car. Source: Victoria Police
The P-plater was caught allegedly drink driving and speeding with two infants in the car. Source: Victoria Police

Police said the 23-year-old woman from Braybrook, in Melbourne's west, was expected to be charged with speeding, drink driving and traffic offences. 

The woman was nabbed amid Melbourne's strict coronavirus lockdown where residents can only leave their house for five reasons: to provide care, essential school or work, exercise, shop for essentials or to get vaccinated. 

A man has also been charged after he was caught allegedly speeding on the wrong side of the highway at Koo Wee Rup, southeast of Melbourne, on Saturday morning.

Police said in a statement they first saw the 34-year-old driving the black Mitsubishi Pajero on the wrong side of the South Gippsland Highway allegedly travelling at a speed of 150km/h. 

The man was pulled over and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.193, according to police.

He had his licence suspended immediately for 12 months and has been charged with reckless conduct endangering life, dangerous speeding and other traffic offences. 

He has been bailed to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on September 8. 

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