19 October 2018

Drunk driver blows more than six times the legal limit after crashing twice

| Lachlan Roberts
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A woman will face court for drink driving charges after she was caught behind the wheel blowing more than six times the legal limit on Wednesday afternoon (17 October).

Police alleged a 47-year-old woman driving a Jeep Cherokee was involved in a collision with a vehicle on Anzac Parade, Russell. The woman left the scene and continued with a flat tyre and other panel damage before colliding with a steel barrier on William Hovell Drive around 3:15 pm.

After the second accident, the driver provided police with a sample of breath, which returned a positive reading. The woman was taken to Belconnen Police Station where her breath analysis result was 0.314, more than six times the legal limit of a full license holder.

Police served the driver with an immediate suspension to her license and she has been summoned to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Anyone who may have dash cam footage or any information that could assist police can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6320497. Information can be provided anonymously.

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Blen_Carmichael2:59 pm 19 Oct 18

Not so long ago a driver who was intoxicated to the extent alleged would be arrested, charged, and remain in custody pending court, especially given the threat they pose to themself and everyone else on the road. Nowadays it seems nearly all defendants are summonsed.

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