An article that appeared in The Age has shown that one in nine Victorian drivers returned a non-negative result for illicit drugs over the October long weekend.

218 drivers out of 1,900 were found to have drugs in their system.

Assistant Commissioners Doug Fryer of Victoria Police was quoted as saying “With grand final celebrations being held across the state we knew people would consume alcohol and unfortunately take illicit substances.

“Each one of these drivers is lucky we caught them before they killed themselves or someone else.

“By all means go out and enjoy yourself but if you plan to drink or choose to take drug plan a safe way home – use a designated driver, call a taxi or take public transport.”

The article appeared in The Age, and you can read the full article here: