Driver over the limit

A 47-year-old Shellharbour man has been caught driving with a high-range blood alcohol level after allegedly drinking nine or 10 schooners.

About 1.50am on Wednesday the man, who was driving on Wattle Road at Shellharbour, was subjected to a random breath test.

Police said the man's breath smelt of liquor, and he admitted to drinking the schooners between 6.30pm and 1.40am.

The man returned a positive reading and was charged at Lake Illawarra police station.