7 August 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

with Brodie Cowburn and Stephen Taylor

Time for a reset POLICE Operation Reset held over the weekend was aimed at encouraging drivers from St Kilda to the Mornington Peninsula to reset their attitudes towards road safety. This is part of an effort to reduce the unexpectedly high number of lives being lost on our roads. During the four day operation, police caught 405 drivers speeding, 45 drug drivers, 24 drink drivers, 79 unlicensed drivers, and 207 unregistered vehicles. Southern Metro Region Acting Commander Tony Silva said Operation Reset provided a “highly visible presence of police with a particular focus on known road trauma locations”. “We are incredibly saddened by how many lives have already been lost in Victoria’s south east this year, with 24 people not returning home to their families,” he said. This is double the number of lives lost at this time last year. Acting Commander Silva said “something needs to change to address the ever increasing number of people losing their lives on our roads in the south east.” “We are seeing reckless speed, failure to give way and impaired driving as they key contributing factors to fatal collisions in the south east,” he said. “Not arriving at your destination isn’t worth the five minutes you gain from speeding or not driving to the conditions.” Police made sure they had a visible presence on the highways, backstreets and off-road locations to ensure motorists thought twice about their behaviour. “Every time a motorist sees police on the road it is a reminder to follow the road rules.”

Blame the boots

Jewellery owner sought KINGSTON CIU detectives are hoping to reunite stolen jewellry to its owner. The jewellery (below) was located inside a stolen vehicle. Contact Detective Senior Constable Carol Griffith on 9556 6188 for more information.

FIRST Constable Nicole Dalzotto administers a breath test as part of Operation Reset

A DRIVER has been caught driving over 50 kmph over the speed limit on the Dingley Bypass. On 29 July, Moorabbin highway patrol members clocked a vehicle driving at 132 kmph in the 80 kmph zone between Tootal Road and Boundary Road. The car was intercepted by police. Police said the “driver allegedly explained the reason for his speed was because he was wearing steel-capped work boots.” The car was impounded for 30 days and the driver will be charged on summons.

Not wasting time

Missing person drill

THE partner of a man who allegedly blew more than three times the legal limit blasted police for “wasting our time”. Somerville Highway Patrol members pulled over the 51-year-old Skye man in McClelland Drive, 9.15pm, Wednesday 31 July. After blowing positive he was asked to return to Carrum Downs police station for an evidential breath test. There a woman “became abusive towards the testing officer, setting a poor example for the young teenage girl in the back seat”, Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said. The man blew 0.159 per cent – or more than three times the limit – and had his licence immediately suspended. When they were leaving the station the woman “again started swearing and abusing the processing officer in the company of the teenage girl”. Senior Constable Wolfe said her philosophy “appeared to be that police were wasting their time doing this to them, and should be out catching criminals instead”. The man’s new company car with only 300 kilometres on the speedo was impounded. He will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

KINGSTON and Bayside police members teamed up with the SES and Parks Victoria for a missing person search simulation last Monday, 29 July. Police said the exercise was run in response to the “growing number” of reported missing persons. “Exercises like this give us the opportunity to practice and test important skills police use on a daily basis when searching for missing persons,” Senior Sergeant Campbell said. “It’s a great opportunity to build on the great relationships we have with other agencies such as SES and Parks Victoria.” Over 25 police officers took part.

FATHER’S DAY

The Best Father’s Day Gift OUR fathers play a special role in our lives and Father’s Day is their special day so show dad how much you appreciate all he does and has done in your life. So what do you get for the most important man in your life? It’s not always easy to figure what to get dad on Father’s Day – either he has everything or he doesn’t want anything! Show your appreciation of all that he means to you with the sweetest gift of all, your company. Have a lovely time out celebrating with a show of his liking, right here at Frankston Arts Centre. Bundle up all those great memories with dad into a thoughtful gift and see the smile on his face. Frankston Arts Centre has so many shows to choose from that you are sure to find something to his taste. And if you can’t pick just one show then you can choose a gift card so that dad can select a show of his choice to enjoy. Head to their website thefac.com.au or call 03 9784 1060 and the lovely staff will help you pick the perfect gift for dad.

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

7 August 2019


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