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Moama man caught drunk driving

By Ivy Jensen

IF YOU think the coronavirus has given you a free pass to drink and drive, think again.

Random breath testing of drivers is still happening across Echuca-Moama and have been as recently as today.

Rivers Cluster Police District Inspector Paul Huggett stopped a vehicle in Echuca St about 12pm because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

Insp. Huggett said the 64-year-old Moama man admitted to drinking before returning a positive reading.

The man was arrested and taken to Moama police station, where he blew a low-range reading of .073.

Checks also revealed the vehicle was not registered and the man's licence was cancelled.

He was charged with drunk driving, unlicensed driving and unregistered/uninsured driving and ordered to face Moama Local Court in May.

“Just because large roadside operations have been suspended doesn't mean police won't stop you while doing patrols,” Insp. Huggett said.

“The same rules still apply on the road, so don't expect not to be caught."