A man was almost five times over the legal alcohol limit when he crashed his car in Tootgarook yesterday, according to police.
Officers were called to Burdett St after reports a blue BMW sedan had crashed into a tree about 7pm. On arrival, the officers found the car – which had been abandoned – had false plates, was unregistered and had no interlock device inside. Shortly afterwards, they arrested a 60-year-old man at a nearby address and took him to a police station, where he allegedly returned a positive oral fluid test and an evidentiary reading of .233.
The man’s licence was immediately suspended and he is expected to be charged on summons with driving over the legal alcohol limit, drug-driving, using an unregistered vehicle, using number plates not issued to the vehicle, and breaching an interlock condition.
Anyone who saw the crash or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online.