A WOMAN, 29, is facing charges after police pulled her over for allegedly speeding in Bayswater on Anzac Day.
Victoria Police Leading Senior Constable Julie-Anne Newman said state highway patrol officers clocked the woman on Mountain Highway allegedly travelling 80km/h in a 60km/h zone.
Police discovered the woman was also allegedly driving while suspended. Her car was impounded.
The woman allegedly returned a positive drug test for methamphetamine.
The woman then called a friend to pick her up and he was also given an oral fluid test which also indicated a positive result for methamphetamine.
Police expect to charge the woman on summons with drug-driving, driving while suspended, and speeding. Her friend may also face charges.
Across the state, one in 12 drivers tested for drugs over the long weekend returned a positive result as part of Operation Tribute.
Nearly 7000 traffic offences were detected across the weekend, as well as more than 800 criminal offences.
Knox highway patrol Sergeant Dave Young said in Knox, officers conducted 1667 breath tests, and only nabbed two people over the limit.
Thieves stole jewellery and alcohol from a home in Police Rd on April 20. Knox crime investigation unit detective Senior Sergeant Neil White said thieves broke into the home through a window between 7.15am and 7pm. Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers.
Police are looking for public help to catch a thief who stole a $1500 black trailer, registration number U90928, from the front yard of a home in Helen Rd between 8pm on April 17 and 3pm the next day. Any details to Knox crime investigation unit on 9881 7000, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Rowville police have placed flashing electronic message boards in strategic locations in the area, warning people to lock up their cars. It comes after a car thief recently targeted vehicles parked in streets around Dandelion Drive, particularly Nissan and Toyota models. Some of the cars were left unlocked. Police have urged people to park vehicles in a secured garage if possible, to remove all valuables and to lock up.
The CFA is urging people to be careful their burn-offs don’t get out of control after responding to more than 40 grass and scrub fires across the state on April 20. CFA state duty officer Tony O’Day said a number of the significant fires were flare-ups from previous private burn-offs, which in some cases had been done several days prior. “If a fire is left unattended in warm and windy conditions it could spread quickly and can burn into bushland or on to neighbours’ properties,” Mr O’Day said. “Even after burn-offs are extinguished, they need to be checked and rechecked to ensure they are safe. “ Register your burn-off with the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on 1800 668 511.
The Knox highway patrol is urging motorcyclists and drivers to take care on the roads. “The serious injury rate and fatality rate is extremely high for motorcyclists this year,” Knox highway patrol Sergeant Dave Young said. “We can’t find a specific cause, it may just be the warmer weather is keeping people out on their motorcycles longer. But we’d urge motorists in cars to be aware of their blind spots and be conscious of the fact there are motorcyclists out there. We’d remind motorcyclists to make sure they are wearing proper safety gear and they don’t ride beyond their ability.”