20 December 2021

Woman who crashed car in Kaleen almost six times over the limit

| Max O'Driscoll
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Emergency service attended the collision on Friday morning in Kaleen. Photo: File.

A 63-year-old woman from Kaleen has recorded a blood-alcohol concentration level of 0.294, nearly six times the legal limit, following a two-car crash on Friday morning (3 December).

At approximately 10:15 am, ACT Policing, ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire and Rescue members attended the scene of the collision at the intersection of Baldwin Drive and Maribyrnong Avenue in Kaleen.

Police said the woman, who was driving a white Holden Commodore, appeared to be highly intoxicated.

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Witnesses to the incident described her driving as erratic and said she was hitting kerbs and swerving to the wrong side of the road before the collision.

The woman was taken to Calvary Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

At the hospital, a sample of her blood indicated a concentration of 0.294 grams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

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Earlier today (20 December), the woman was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice. Her ACT drivers licence has been suspended for 90 days and she has been summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court in March 2022.

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