Drug driver caught out

The two culprits were caught trying to enter a regional area from metro Melbourne, but got busted for drug driving in the process. 137393_09

A drug driver and his passenger had a costly trip recently after they were intercepted by police trying to enter a regional area from metro Melbourne on Wednesday 15 September.

Police were patrolling as part of Operation Guardian when they stopped the Nissan Pulsar at Longwarry North shortly before 1pm on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old driver from Pakenham tested positive to methylamphetamine and was issued a $5452 Covid infringement notice for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions.

His 23-year-old passenger from Officer was also given a penalty notice for breaching the CHO’s directions.

To add to their expenses, the pair had to catch a taxi home as the passenger only held a learner permit.

The driver will now face a date with a Magistrate to explain his drug driving.