A man will face court after being caught allegedly driving three times over the legal blood alcohol limit, while possessing a loaded gun and with children in the car.
One of the children was also in possession of a gun, police say.
The 39-year-old Perth man was apprehended by police as part of a joint operation carried out by Tasmania Police and Park Rangers in the Central Highlands on November 27.
Police apprehended the man at Waddamana, where he recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.142.
He was also in possession of several firearms, as was one of the child passengers, police say.
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Senior Sergeant Parker, of Oatlands police, said that wildlife rangers and police were disappointed to apprehend the man in the circumstances that they did.
"This should be a reminder to the public that police and rangers are regularly out looking for offenders in remote areas and that people should simply not risk themselves and others by driving in these types of circumstances," Senior Sergeant Parker said.
"Firearms and alcohol are a terrible combination and we were certainly lucky in this situation that a serious incident was averted."
The man's driver's licence was disqualified on the spot for 12 months and his firearms were seized.
He will be summonsed for exceeding the legal blood alcohol limit of 0.05, firearms offences and wildlife offences.
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