Gawler South driver detected six times over the limit during Operation High Impact Fatal Five

Photo: File
Photo: File

A Gawler South man faces court after he was caught for drink driving on Saturday night with an alleged registered blood alcohol reading of 0.304.

That's more than six times over the legal limit of 0.05.

The incident has left police frustrated as they currently carry out Operation High Impact Fatal in a bid to reduce the high number of deaths recorded this year on state roads.

Police say at about 8.20pm on August 17, a member of the public phoned police after witnessing a Holden Astra being driven erratically including mounting gutters in the Gawler area.

A Barossa Police patrol searched the area locating the vehicle and driver on Fourteenth Street.

As a result the 44-year-old was breath tested, returning a high alcohol reading.

He was reported for drink driving, his licence was disqualified 'on the spot' for 12 months, his car was impounded for 28 days and he will be summonsed to appear in Elizabeth Magistrates Court a date to be set.

SA Police continue to warn the public of the operation, targetting people committing offences against the fatal five which include drink or drug driving, speeding, distraction offences, seat belts and dangerous road users.

They also urge the public who witness any suspicious behaviour to contact police on 131 444.