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.


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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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