Caught in the act

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Police were left shocked by the number of people caught breaking road rules just hours into the Easter long weekend.

On Friday 2 April, an 18-year-old female, who had only held her licence for three weeks, was detected speeding at 101 km/ph in a 70 km/ph zone on Burwood Highway in Upwey.

The woman lost her licence for three months and was handed a $454 fine.

A 23-year-old male was also detected speeding at 107km/ph in an 80km/ph zone on Wellington Road, Belgrave South on Good Friday.

He also lost his licence for three months and was fined $454.

A 48-year-old male will be off the road for six months after he was detected speeding at 108km/ph on Melba Highway in Coldstream on Friday 2 April. He was fined $620.

A learner driver who was caught driving alone on Eastlink returned an Evidentiary Breath Test result of 0.076 and a positive reading for illicit drugs. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1,355 and he is expected to be charged on summons for the incident.

A 45-year-old female also returned a positive reading for illicit drugs and is expected to be charged on summons and face a minimum 12-month licence suspension if convicted.