Teacher blows 0.187 after afternoon sherry

10:55AM: A SCHOOL teacher has been caught with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit after drinking a two-litre flagon of sherry.

Tallangatta police were alerted to the male primary school teacher, 39, driving erratically along the Murray Valley Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

Sen-Constable Anthony James said when police stopped the man, he produced a blood alcohol reading of 0.187.

The driver had been heading towards Tallangatta in a green Mazda sedan when he was pulled over at Darbyshire, west of Koetong about 4.30pm.

Sen-Constable James said the man, a primary school teacher from Kew East in Melbourne, offered no excuse for his behaviour but admitted to drinking a two-litre flagon of sherry.

The man’s licence was immediately suspended and he was ordered to face Wodonga Court on January 15.