Man fined for drink driving after Rochester car accident

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Over the limit: A man has been fined for drink driving and careless driving. Photo by Rodney Braithwaite

A man who was nearly double the legal alcohol limit has been fined after a three-car collision near Rochester on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the 42-year-old Melbourne man was driving a LandCruiser south on the Northern Hwy just before the Waranga Channel bridge when it drifted to the left side of the road, hitting a railing and flipping multiple times.

The vehicle struck two northbound cars before coming to a stop on its roof in the middle of the bridge.

Ambulance crews attended the incident, just after 3.30pm, but there no injuries.

The driver of the LandCruiser was breath-tested and processed at Echuca, recording a blood alcohol concentration of 0.094.

He was issued with infringement notices for drink driving and careless driving, and his licence was cancelled for six months.