Teen breaches Melbourne lockdown, 'caught drink-driving'

·News Reporter
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A Victorian teen has been charged with drink driving after he was found breaching Melbourne’s lockdown restrictions.

The man, 19, from Cranbourne North, was pulled over on the Moorooduc Highway at Moorooduc, on the Mornington Peninsula, on Saturday about 1am.

Police said he was found to be in breach of the state’s lockdown restrictions and when he performed a breath test the driver was found to be at 0.107 which is more than twice the legal limit.

A police officer preparing a breathalyser test.
Police have found a teen in breach of Covid restrictions was also allegedly drink driving. Source: AAP (file pic)

“His licence was immediately suspended and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days for a cost of $1315,” police said.

He will face court at a later date.

Greater Melbourne is now in its second week of tightened restrictions after the emergence of the virus in the community which has led to more than 60 locally acquired cases.

Regional Victoria's lockdown ended at midnight Thursday after it failed to record a single case. 

Last year's so-called "ring of steel" to enforce the differing restrictions between Melbourne and regional Victoria isn't coming back, with roving police patrols to be used instead.

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