A 20-YEAR-OLD smashed his car through a roundabout and took out a tree and street sign while drink-driving at more than three times the legal limit, police say.
The Horsham man was in a crash at the Williamson Street and McLaren Street roundabout just before 2am Saturday.
The man's car smashed through a 50km/h speed sign and uprooted a tree.
The car was written off but the man was uninjured.
Sergeant Della Nihill said he was taken back to the police station where he recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.153.
The man - who was on a probationary driver's license - had his license suspended immediately.
He was summonsed to appear at court on a later date.
Staff at Drummond Golf arrived to find the damage Saturday morning.
A Give Way sign and a 5 metre high tree landed just metres short of the shop window.
Owner Chris Wilkinson said it was fortunate there wasn't further damage.
"It's pretty unbelievable," he said.
"If it hadn't hit the tree it could have ended up in the shop."
A golf measurement scope device showed the car came to a stop 44m from the roundabout it smashed through.
The incident comes less than a week after Bendigo police caught nine alcohol and drug-affected drivers in one weekend.
Sergeant Nihill said it was concerning that people would put themselves behind the wheel of a car after a night of drinking.
"People who think it’s okay to drive home."
"They don't have a sound mind. With such high readings, they're certainly incapable of driving and extremely impaired.
"It's not just putting themselves in danger, but the rest of the community."
Sergeant Nihill said investigations were ongoing into the crash.