Mum caught drug driving with toddlers in the car

A 28-year-old mother has been caught drug driving in Melbourne’s west with three children, all under the age of four, in the car.

The unlicensed woman, from Melton South, was stopped at a police drug bus on Furlong Road, Cairnlea, shortly before 4pm on Wednesday.

There were three children in the car, all under the age of four, when the woman tested positive for illicit drugs, police spokesman Senior Constable Paul Turner said.

The woman has been charged with unlicensed driving and drug driving and is due to face court at a later date.

Victoria Police is currently conducting Operation RAID, which targets drink and drug driving, as part of its wider Summer Stay road safety campaign.

However, five people have been killed on the state’s roads since the Summer Stay campaign was launched last Friday.

One man has been charged with culpable driving after he was allegedly involved in a fiery crash on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Dromana on Monday that claimed two lives.

A 60-year-old motorcycist was killed on the Monash Freeway on Monday and a five-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car on a Hawthorn street on Sunday evening.

And a 74-year-old man, who was struck by a car while riding his mobility scooter in the coastal town of Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, died of his injuries on Friday.

The state’s road death toll currently stands at 223, 20 more deaths than at the same time last year.

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