A Melton West woman has had her licence suspended and been slapped with $1652 fine for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions in clear view of police overnight.

The 28-year-old driver was taken to the local station where she returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.31 – more than six times the legal limit.

The drama began around 9.30pm when officers noticed the car in front of them driving erratically.

Police said the vehicle then lost control, left the road and hit several gutters before coming to rest in a carpark.

She is expected to be summonsed to court for drink-driving related offences.

The Chief Health Officer’s directions have been enacted in Victoria under the State of Emergency to help stop the spread of COVID19.

## COVID19 symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of smell.

Until 28 July 2021, Worksafe must be notified on 13 23 60 when employers or self-employed people become aware of a confirmed diagnosis in the workplace.

If you need to be tested, Djerriwarrh Health Services has a drive-through clinic in Barries Rd Melton, open 10.30am-6pm weekdays and 9am-12pm weekends.

People can also book a test at Darley Medical Centre on 5367 5000.

There is also a clinic at Ballarat Senior Citizens Centre, 16 Little Bridge Street – open 9am-2pm 7-days. Bookings: 1800 154 172.

The National Coronavirus Health Information line is 1800 020 080.

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