A drink driver who has recorded his seventh such offence has been warned his latest incident was "a disaster waiting to happen".
Ernest George Pigdon, 54, returned a reading of .205 after driving from a pub in Wodonga on February 1.
The Wodonga Magistrates Court this week heard Pigdon claim he had only had five pots of beer despite the high reading.
"It's not the first time," magistrate Peter Mithen noted, with two of his grog driving matters resulting in crashes.
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"There's numerous drink drive matters in the past."
While his lawyer asked that the 54-year-old be sent to rehab, the magistrate questioned why he hadn't sought help himself.
"There's plenty of assistance out there," Mr Mithen said.
"You've just got to be motivated to go out and get it.
"Today we're looking at the seventh offence ... your reading is mammoth, .205."
He banned the 54-year-old from driving for 20 months and ordered Pigdon to return to court in three months.