Over the limit up mountain

A MAN caught drink-driving on the Great Alpine Road at Mount Hotham on Monday night has prompted a police warning about the danger of the practice, particularly on alpine roads.

Police said the man, 47, was intercepted by police while driving a Range Rover about 9pm.

He was taken to the police station for a breath test and returned a high-range reading of more than 0.15.

Leading Sen-Constable Anthony Short said motorists should be aware police were actively patrolling the area.

“If you drink-drive at Mount Hotham there’s a fairly good chance of getting caught,” he said.

“There’s obviously an increased element of danger driving in alpine conditions.

“Conditions were foggy and the visibility was low.”

Sen-Constable Short said the driver also endangered others travelling on the road.

The driver received a fine and his licence was immediately suspended.

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