Police in Horsham have disqualified a South Australian man for allegedly driving at more than six times the legal limit, and fined him and his passengers for breaching Victoria's state of emergency directions.
Horsham police intercepted a Holden SUV after observing it driving erratically on Baillie Street about 1.30am on Sunday.
The 37-year-old South Australian male driver allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.313 in an evidentiary breath test.
In a statement, Victoria Police said it would further be alleged his driver's licence was disqualified at the time of the incident.
The man is due to face court on summons at a later date.
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While committing the offences, the driver and two passengers were also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the chief health officer and were issued with a $1652 penalty notice.
The directions by the chief health officer, under the state of emergency, have been enacted to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The state government said gatherings were restricted to no more than two people, except for members of a household, and there were only four reasons for people to be out of their home:
- shopping for what they need - food and essential supplies
- medical, care or compassionate needs
- exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements, and
- work and study if they can't work or learn remotely
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