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Driver allegedly five times over limit, with kids in the car

DRINK DRIVING: Police allege a woman drove while nearly five times the legal alcohol limit in Miles.
DRINK DRIVING: Police allege a woman drove while nearly five times the legal alcohol limit in Miles. Paul Donaldson BUN120617POL3

A 42-YEAR-OLD woman is set to appear in Chinchilla Magistrates Court after allegedly driving while almost five times over the legal alcohol limit, with kids in the car.

Miles police said they intercepted the woman at 5.20pm on Wednesday on Centenary Avenue, Miles, where she tested positive in a breath test.

She was then transported to a police station where police allege she gave a breath alcohol concentration of 0.230 per cent.

Police will also allege she was travelling with two children under 12 and a third teenage passenger at the time.

The woman has been charged with high range drink driving and wilful damage offences, and her licence was immediately suspended.

Miles Officer in Charge Sergeant Werner Crous said the woman had the highest reading recorded in Miles for some time, and the incident was concerning, particularly given the time of day, with families returning from work, shopping, school, and other activities.

"All we ask is that if driving, be responsible and look after yourself and others,” Sergeant Crous said.

"We have seen fatalities right across the country caused by people driving who are affected by alcohol and drugs - please do not take the chance, you owe it to yourself and other road users.

"Drink driving will not be tolerated or accepted in our communities.”

The woman is expected to appear in court on March 1.

Police remind all motorists that officers will actively target drink driving offenders and will continue to conduct random breath tests throughout the state on residential roads, thoroughfares, highways, byways and all points between.

Topics:  alcohol breath test court drink driving miles police


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