Police nab drink drivers on Australia Day spree

An English tourist had his car impounded on Australia Day, after allegedly driving 67km/hour above the speed limit while drunk.

Police stopped the 23-year-old man on the Western Highway near Kaniva in the state's west at about 10am Saturday.

It is alleged the Englishman was driving 167km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Police took the man to the local police station, where the driver returned a breath test result of 0.111 per cent – more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

The man's car was impounded and he was issued with an immediate summons to appear at Horsham Magistrates' Court.

Police caught another four drink drivers in a separate operation in Melbourne's inner north on Saturday night.

Police conducted 700 breath tests, focusing on Murray Street, Abbotsford and Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill.

A 25-year-old Fitzroy man had his licence suspended for 10 months after blowing twice the legal limit in a breath test.

A 39-year-old Collingwood-man returned a result of 0.092 per cent and had his driver's licence cancelled for six months.

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