Warrnambool police nabbed a drink-driver at nearly five times the legal limit overnight.
Acting Sergeant Natalie Jorgensen said a 59-year-old Warrnambool woman was intercepted on Warrnambool's Donovans Road at 2.20am Tuesday.
She said the motorist returned a positive breath analysis of .249 - nearly five times the legal limit.
Acting Sergeant Jorgensen said it was part of a string of high-range drink-drivers intercepted on south-west roads in the past month.
Acting Sergeant Jorgensen said that with the festive season fast approaching, motorists were encouraged to enjoy themselves but drink responsibly.
"If you are drinking, do not drive," she said.
"Plan your evening and organise a driver, taxi, or if you can, walk."
The Warrnambool woman nabbed on Tuesday will be summonsed to court at a later date.
Her licence was immediately suspended and her vehicle was impounded.
Tuesday's incident comes just days after the region's top boss, Superintendent Martin Hardy, urged the community to be safe on the region's roads.
He said high-level drink driving highlighted "blatant and reckless driver behaviour with a disregard for their own safety and that of other road users".
"Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is simply not acceptable by any standard and this selfish behaviour puts lives at risk," he said.
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