Colac truck impound

Colac Highway Patrol police have impounded a truck after it was intercepted in Murray Street, Colac this afternoon.

Officers intercepted the vehicle about 1.40pm and spoke to the driver, a 29-year-old man from Hoppers Crossing.

Checks revealed that the driver had a suspended licence and the truck was unregistered.

The driver refused to accompany police to complete an oral fluid test for drugs.

The truck was impounded with towing costs of $1170 while the driver is expected to be charged on summons for numerous offences including fail to accompany, possess drug of dependence, drive while suspended, use unregistered vehicle and drive with unsecured load.

The driver and his 23-year-old passenger also received $1652 for breaching directions of the Chief Health Officer.

This intercept and impound forms part of Operation Saturn, a two-and-a-half-week state-wide road policing operation.

The operation commenced on Thursday, 22 October and aims to prevent further trauma on our roads caused by dangerous driving in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. It focuses on increased traffic on rural roads, drink and drug driving, seatbelt compliance and driving slowly.

Operation Saturn will run from 12.01am on Thursday 22 October to 11.59pm on Sunday 8 November 2020.

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