A man who was found asleep behind the wheel a block away from the Dunedin police station was one of several drink-drivers caught over the long weekend.
At 4.30am on Sunday, a 38-year-old man was found asleep in his car at the intersection of Great King St and St Andrew St, Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen said.
He recorded a breath alcohol level of 824mcg.
In New Zealand, the limit for drivers aged 20 years and over is 250 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per litre of breath.
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A few hours earlier at 1.20am, a man was stopped after being spotted driving erratically in Middleton Rd. He recorded 488mcg.
At 1.50am on Saturday, a man who crashed his car into a power pole in Elgin Rd recorded 698mcg.
Less than an hour earlier, a 24-year-old man crashed his car into parked cars on three separate occasions while driving along Highgate.
He was found at his Kaikorai Valley home, where he refused a breath and blood test. He was charged with breaching his bail and refusing a blood test.
And at 12.30am, a 50-year-old man recorded 955mcg after being stopped in John Wilson Drive.
He was on a zero-alcohol licence at the time.