A 38-year-old Gordon woman has attempted to drive home from a Christmas party more than four times over the legal limit.
Around 11.30pm last night (Tuesday, 3 December), police were conducting mobile patrols in Phillip when they observed a vehicle stopped in the bus stop and obstructing a lane on Melrose Drive Phillip between Theodore and Launceston Street.
Police approached the driver and found her slumped behind the steering wheel.
The driver was unable to comprehend simple instructions and at one point, attempted to restart the car and drive off.
The driver returned a positive screening test for alcohol and was taken to Woden Police Station where she undertook a breath analysis.
She returned an Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.219, more than four times the legal limit, had her license immediately suspended and will be summonsed to court for this high level offence.
Traffic Operations Superintendent Kenton Turner said this person’s decision to drive when heavily intoxicated put herself and others road users at grave risk.
“By all means celebrate the festive season, but do it safely. Don’t let friends or colleagues get behind the wheel after drinking you might just save their life,” Superintendent Turner said.