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Operation ARID Nabs Beaufort Driver

Local police impounded a car in Beaufort after the driver was caught allegedly drink driving.

Police observed a Ford Laser driving erratically through the township about 4pm Saturday afternoon.

It is alleged the car was involved in a number of near collisions before police were able to intercept the car on Livingstone Street.

The driver, a 65-year-old Beaufort man, underwent a preliminary breath test.

He then accompanied officers for an evidentiary test where he recorded an alleged result of .191.

His licence was immediately suspended and his car was towed with costs of $1445.

He is expected to be charged with drink driving and numerous traffic offences.

This impound forms part of Operation Arid, a road policing operation aimed at keeping the community safe on Victorian roads over the long weekend.

Police continue to use an intelligence-based approach to target locations and major arterials law-breaking drivers are expected to be, as people from metro Melbourne head to regional Victoria. This includes behaviour such as speeding, drink and drug driving, people not wearing seatbelts, safety of vulnerable road users and fatigue.

Operation Arid will run from 12.01am, Friday 5 March until 11.59pm, Monday 8 March and cover the Labour Day public holiday.

Senior Constable Adam West

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