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Learner driver, 18, and his father BOTH caught over the drink-drive limit in Melbourne

A learner driver who was driving so erratically that police needed to swerve to avoid the Mercedes he was driving, was allegedly also drink-driving.

The 18-year-old driver and his father, 50, were driving a white Mercedes C63 coupe when a police van allegedly had to swerve to avoid the car which was leaving a shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast.

After pulling the car over shortly after 1.15am on Friday, the driver and father both returned a positive breath test result, police have said. 

A learner driver who was driving so erratically that police needed to swerve to avoid the Mercedes he was driving, was allegedly also drink-driving (stock image)

Both the driver and his father were taken back to a police station after they spotted near Thompson Road at Patterson Lakes.

The driver returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.117, while his father had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.191, police have alleged. 

The 18-year-old’s learner permit was immediately suspended and he is set to be charged on summons for exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol.

The learner driver, who was driving a white Mercedes C63 coupe (stock image) at the time, also failed to display his L plates and was not carrying his licence

The learner driver, who was driving a white Mercedes C63 coupe (stock image) at the time, also failed to display his L plates and was not carrying his licence

The learner driver, who was driving a white Mercedes C63 coupe at the time, also failed to display his L plates and was not carrying his licence.

He will also be charged with failing to obey a turn prohibition sign and failing to give way.

His father will be charged on summons for being an accompanying driver in charge of a motor vehicle exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol.

The car has been impounded for 30 days.

A police van allegedly had to swerve to avoid the car which was leaving a shopping centre (pictured) in Melbourne's southeast

A police van allegedly had to swerve to avoid the car which was leaving a shopping centre (pictured) in Melbourne’s southeast

 

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