P-plater over the limit

WELLINGTON Highway Patrol nabbed a probationary driver over the limit and speeding in Stratford on Saturday night.

Members came across the erratic driver along the Princes Highway, when they were out on patrol following up a report that a cow was on the road, between Stratford and Munro.

The 20-year-old P2 probationary driver was allegedly detected travelling 128 kilometres per hour in a 100kph zone before he was intercepted.

The Maffra man returned a positive preliminary breath test and was taken back to a local police station where he furnished an evidentiary breath test result of 0.098 per cent.

Further enquiries made by police revealed the man’s licence was suspended. He is expected to be charged on summons with exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol, exceeding the limit and drive while suspended.