Race day breath tests

WELLINGTON Highway Patrol was “disappointed” after continuing to catch drivers speeding during Operation Furlong.

Police completed 1700 preliminary breath tests over the long weekend, issuing 38 penalty notices for a range of offences.

However, the speeding offences were worrying, as none were low-level.

Yarram police on Saturday intercepted six vehicles, including one allegedly travelling at 135km/h down the South Gippsland Highway.

The driver’s license was immediately suspended.

The Highway Patrol warned there would be other major operations in the near future, and encouraged everyone to drive safely.