Victoria Police have announced large booze bus operations will stop and instead, they will be pulling drivers over to test them from patrol cars.

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the move would protect officers from coronavirus as the booze bus operations are tricky from a sanitation point-of-view.

Instead, officers in patrol cars will now take to the streets to look out for drink and drug-affected drivers.

“We will be doing that in a very mobile way,” Mr Ashton said.

“Police in units two-up (two officers). That suits us from a perspective of trying to be as visible as we can be over the weeks ahead.

“We will have a highly visible presence to assure community public order is being maintained.”

Police will also now have strong measures to arrest people who break self-isolation measures.


Police Minister Lisa Neville said people should ‘make the right decisions.’