Two Bendigo drink-drivers caught on school drop-offs less than 24 hours apart

Police have today caught another drink-driver in a Bendigo school zone, less than 24 hours after an almost identical incident occurred.

A 32-year-old woman with a blood-alcohol concentration more than three times the legal limit was pulled over in White Hills about 9am this morning. 

She registered a breath test result of 0.169. 

Police believe the woman dropped off two children at a nearby primary school shortly before she was caught.

Her licence was immediately suspended, her car impounded and she will now face court on charges of drink-driving.

A 40-year-old woman was yesterday charged with the same offence after blowing 0.216 on the way to pick up two school children.  

A frustrated Senior Sergeant Ian Brooks from Bendigo police station said the offences brought to at least 25 the number of drink-driving cases on the region’s roads this week. 

Eighteen drink-drivers were caught in police operations at the Bendigo Cup and Midnight Oil Hanging Rock concert this week.

Sergeant Brooks said years of safe driving messages from police “didn’t sink in to some people”, with many motorists regarding themselves above the law.   

“It's not about (losing) your licence or your job, it's the chance you're going to kill someone,” Senior Sergeant Brooks said.

“These people are driving a tonne-and-a-half of steel down the road. 

“People are rolling that dice.”