A drink-driver has blown more than four times the legal limit after being caught driving erratically on the Princes Highway on Sunday.
Police said the driver was a male from Bendigo, who was travelling east towards Terang.
A concerned driver called triple zero about midday on Sunday and reported the man’s erratic driving.
Mortlake police intercepted the man who recorded a positive reading of 0.226.
Terang police Sergeant Danny Brown said the reading was “concerningly high.”
“The high reading coincided with his erratic driving. It is lucky that noone was injured as a result,” he said.
“Mortlake police did a great job to intercept the driver so quickly.
“It goes to show that if you ring triple zero, the next available officer will be sent. In this instance, a Mortlake member was in Terang at the time of the call and it meant the driver was caught quickly.”
The offender’s vehicle was immediately impounded, his licence was suspended and he is expected to be charged on summons.
In an unrelated incident, a section of the Princes Highway was closed for about an hour-and-a-half on Monday after a boat disconnected from a truck.
The boat veered off the side of the Highway near Pointings Road, just east of Terang, about 5.50pm on Sunday.
Police attended the scene and confirmed that the boat was not imposing a hazard.
Heavy haulage attended at 8am on Monday to remove the boat from the side of the road.
Terang police Sergeant Danny Brown said traffic was diverted from the scene until about 9.30am.