Woman allegedly blows 5x over limit after colliding with bus

A WOMAN has been caught driving allegedly five times the legal alcohol limit after crashing into a bus in Sydney’s west.

About 6.30pm on Tuesday, police were called to Lawson Street in Penrith following reports a car had collided with a city bus.

As a result of the crash, the bus driver and about seven passengers were unable to exit the bus and required firefighters to free them.


Luckily, no one was injured.

The driver of the car, a 48-year-old woman, was subject to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

She was taken to Penrith Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis, allegedly returning a reading of 0.262, which is over five times the legal limit.

Police say the woman is expected to be charged with high range PCA following further inquiries.

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