Woman admits drinking ‘four bottles of vodka’ before driving to medical centre for blood test

A GOLD Coast woman who admitted to drinking ‘four bottles of vodka’ before driving to her local medical centre for a blood-test has been banned from driving for two years.

Simone Lynette Stark, 46, was arrested back in May after driving to a medical centre in Paradise Point with six times the legal amount of alcohol in her system.

Stark appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.308 per cent.


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At the time of her arrest on May 2, Stark told police she drank “four large bottles of vodka” at the Runaway Bay Leagues Club before driving to the medical centre around 12pm, News Corp reports.

Staff at the medical centre phoned police who arrived to find Stark trying to get back into her car.

The court heard the 46-year-old woman was convicted of a similar drink driving offence in 2013 and, more recently, had been diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

Stark was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and was disqualified from driving for two years.

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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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