A Warrnambool man is facing a range of fees and fines as well as walking for 12 months after being caught drink driving in west Warrnambool overnight.
Warrnambool police Acting Sergeant Don Camilleri said the man in his late 20s was intercepted near Rafferty's Tavern and blew an alcohol reading of .12.
"His car was seized, it will be impounded for a month, and his licence was immediately suspended due to the high reading," he said.
"He will be summoned to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court at a later date and is facing a hefty fine and a 12-month disqualification.
"On top of that there will be impoundment fees of about $1300 to get his car back."
Acting Sergeant Camilleri said police were patrolling Warrnambool streets and south-west roads every day and night.
"We're out there. If you are drinking or taking drugs and driving you will be intercepted, you will be tested and if positive you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law," he said.
"We've got a spiralling road toll and police will be doing everything possible to ensure the safety of all roads users.
"Drinking or taking drugs and driving is a very costly exercise. It's best not to."
In addition, the driver will be subject to an alcohol interlock condition on his driver's licence after his court hearing.
He will have to have the interlock put on his car, pay for it monthly and then have it removed - a process that will cost thousands of dollars.
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