A SOUTH Australian man will have to return to Horsham to face the city's magistrate after police allege he drove drunk from Adelaide.
Horsham Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Michael Ryan said that during the four-and-a-half hour journey the driver had at least three times the prescribed concentration of alcohol in his system.
He said the man, 27, recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.183 when police intercepted his car on Dimboola Road - just outside Horsham College - this afternoon.
He had two adult passengers in the car.
"The driver said he had not had anything to drink since leaving South Australia earlier that morning," Leading Snr Const Ryan said.
"It would have been even higher when he started, possibly around 0.2."
He said the police station had been receiving calls about a Subaru sedan being driven erratically since 11.10am - around the time when the man was thought to have been driving through Dimboola.
Leading Snr Const Ryan said the man was heading to Horsham to meet a mate.
He said the man was nearing his destination when police intercepted the car.
"Another couple of hundred metres and we might have missed him," he said.
The man has been charged on summons with exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol.
He will have to return to the state to front the Horsham Magistrate's Court at a later date.
Horsham Highway Patrol Sergeant Wayne Caddy said the alleged incident was 'a bit moronic.'
He said he could not believe a person would drink so much before an interstate drive.
"This fool has travelled on the road along with all the other road users," Sgt Caddy said.
"How he hasn't come to grief, injuring himself or anyone else, amazes me."
Sgt Caddy commended Wimmera residents for reporting the man to police.