Mother charged with high-range drink driving after crashing car with kids inside

A MOTHER been charged with high-range drink-driving after allegedly losing control of her car with her three small children inside and crashing into a truck on the NSW Mid North Coast

Members of the public phoned police after spotting the 42-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Toyota Tarago, driving dangerously along the Pacific Highway at Boolambayte about 5.30pm on Wednesday.

About 20 minutes later, the Toyota was involved in a collision with a B-double truck about 1km north of the Lakes Way intersection.


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Thankfully, the woman and her three small children who were passengers in the vehicle – a four-year-old girl and two boys aged two and six – escaped uninjured

After allegedly failing a roadside breath test, the woman was arrested and taken to Bulahdelah Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis and returned an alleged reading of 0.241.

The 42-year-old was issued a Court Attendance Notice for the offence of high range PCA and is due to appear in Forster Local Court next month.

Police have notified the Department of Family and Community Services.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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