26 September 2023

Black Kite swoops on dangerous drivers

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A large-scale Victoria Police operation was run in the Latrobe area this week targeting dangerous driving.

Acting Senior Sergeant Steve Owen said officers in Latrobe Valley including the Divisional Response Unit, Highway Patrol and Morwell police, along with the assistance of the Air Wing, and Dog Squad saturated the Latrobe area as part of Operation Black Kite.

“The aim of the operation was to safely detect and apprehend people who put the community at risk by driving dangerously on the roads,” A/Snr Sgt Owen said

“As a result, police made two arrests, issued a number of penalty notices and impounded one vehicle,” he said.

“It’s disappointing that there are still road users making the conscious decision not to obey a direction from police.”

A/Snr Sgt Owen said local police continued to be concerned by the number of drivers who failed to stop when requested by police.

“They are a danger to the community and they are breaking the law,” he said.

“As part of the arrests and intercepts made overnight, two of these were for people who allegedly failed to stop when asked by police.”

A/Snr Sgt Owen said community safety was paramount and police would continue to focus on these issues going forward.

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