A Craigieburn man who was drink driving with a young child in his car is among the many motorists caught up in a Victoria Police Australia Day blitz.
Police saturated the roads between January 25 and 29 as part of Operation Amity, targeting drink and drug driving, speeding, seat belts offences and excessive speed.
In Hume, police recorded 99 offences, with 20 drivers caught speeding, five using their mobile phone while driving, and six driving unregistered vehicles.
Nine drivers were found to be driving without a licence. Two men were caught drink driving.
A 30-year-old Craigieburn man was stopped by Fawkner Highway patrol officers in Craigieburn on January 28 about 10.05pm.
Police said the man had a young child in the car with him when he was pulled over. He returned a positive roadside reading and an evidentiary reading of 0.133.
The man’s licence was suspended and his car impounded for 30 days. He is expected to be charged on summons.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old Craigieburn man was stopped by police at the same breath testing site about 10.35pm. He returned an evidentiary reading of 0.110, and police said the man was also driving unlicensed.
His car was impounded for 30 days and he is expected to be charged on summons for drink driving and driving without a licence.
Across Whittlesea, police recorded 64 offences during the five-day blitz.
Speeding caught up with 24 drivers who were stopped by police, while 11 drivers were found to be using unregistered vehicles, and three were found to be disqualified or suspended drivers.
Road Policing Command Acting Assistant Commissioner Debra Robertson said the number and type of offences detected clearly show a recipe for disaster. “I’m urging motorists to take the time to consider their safety when they get in their car, and I want motorists to think it could happen to them,” she said.