A 49-year-old Charnwood woman was caught nearly six times over the legal limit by ACT Policing yesterday (Thursday, March 7).
Around 3:45pm, police were called to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kingsford Smith and Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins.
A green Toyota Camry entering a roundabout collided with a street sign pushing it over and into traffic. A second vehicle struck the signpost narrowly avoiding serious injury.
The 49-year-old female driver of the Toyota Camry underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. She was taken to the Belconnen Police Station for breath analysis.
The driver was found to have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reading of 0.296, nearly six times over the legal limit for a probationary license holder.
Her ACT Driver’s licence was immediately suspended and she was taken to the ACT Watch House. The woman was charged with driving whilst over the prescribed concentration of alcohol and was bailed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on March 28.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic, Sergeant Rod Anderson said someone with this level of alcohol in their system could cause serious trauma on our roads for themselves and other road uses.