A YARRAWONGA policeman says most people he catches drink-driving are less than two kilometres from their home.
Sen-Constable Chris Westrope stopped a car on Benalla Road, off the town’s main street, at 10pm on Sunday.
The driver, wearing boxer shorts and a shirt, was on his way to visit a friend less than two kilometres from his home, Sen-Constable Westrope said.
The man, 43, had a blood alcohol reading of 0.075.
He was fined more than $400 fine and had his licence was suspended for six months.
Sen-Constable Westrope said drink-driving was never acceptable, no matter how short the trip.
“They’re bloody idiots,” he said.
And he warned police were monitoring not just main streets.
“It’s not necessarily main streets where we get them. We are in back streets, too,” he said.