Driver charged with high range drink driving

A driver was charged with high range drink driving by officers from The Hume Highway Patrol on December 27. Pic: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force Facebook page.
A driver was charged with high range drink driving by officers from The Hume Highway Patrol on December 27. Pic: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force Facebook page.

A woman who crashed her car while driving more than eight times over the limit is amongst a number of concerning incidents on day four of the state-wide Christmas and New Year's road-safety operation.

About 2.10pm (Sunday 27 December 2020), officers from The Hume Police Area Command were called following reports of a Volkswagen Polo hatch driving erratically on the Barton Highway, Jeir, near Murrumbateman.

Police arrived to find the vehicle in a ditch on the side of the road before the uninjured 36-year-old female driver was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

The woman, who was the sole occupant of the car, was taken to Yass Police Station, where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.416.

She was charged with drive with high range PCA and was issued with a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) to appear at Yass Local Court on Friday, January 15.

The state-wide road safety operation started at midnight on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and concludes at 11.59pm on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Double-demerit points are in force throughout the period for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences.

NSW Police officers will also be targeting other high-risk driver behaviour, including the Four Ds; drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving.

So far, nearly 3,217 speeding fines and more than 2,223 infringement notices have been issued for other driving offences.