Alleged drugged driver

POLICE intercepted an allegedly drug-affected driver on the Princes Highway near Kilmany on Saturday.

The man, who was allegedly driving at 99kmh in a 60kmh zone, had an unconscious passenger.

Police said people had reported an erratic driver between Flynn and Kilmany, who had hit roadside barriers.

The man was charged with a number of offences and will face court soon.

Police are looking for witnesses, and anyone who saw a white Subaru station wagon on the highway about 2.30pm is encouraged to phone Wellington Highway Patrol on 5142 2200, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Murder charge

HOMICIDE Squad detectives charged a man following a fatal hit-run in Traralgon on Tuesday night.

A 46-year-old Traralgon woman was struck by a vehicle on a private property on Airfield Rd shortly before 8.30pm.

The woman was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

A 53-year-old Traralgon man was arrested at a nearby property shortly after the incident.

He was subsequently charged with one count of murder and appeared at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

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