Police in Tasmania have heard a range of creative excuses from motorists caught drink-driving over the Easter weekend.
Police numbers were boosted with 400 officers conducting random breath tests and patrolling streets across the state.
They caught more than 1,200 motorists speeding, with the worst offender clocking 139 kilometres an hour in an 80 kilometre zone.
Officers breath tested more than 14,400 motorists, charging 53 with drink driving and immediately disqualifying 24.
Drink drivers tried some creative ways to explain their behaviour.
One woman told them she was on her way to help a friend’s sick pet, while another claimed to be looking for a lost friend.
Police say among the worst cases was a 37-year old man who was followed by police down his driveway.
The man locked himself inside the house to avoid them, leaving his nine-year-old son in the car.
The man eventually came outside and registered .103.
Overall, police say most drivers were on their best behaviour and the state remained fatality free.