Woman allegedly blows 6 times over limit after crashing into pole

A 45-year-old woman was allegedly more than six times the legal alcohol limit when she crashed into a light pole at Byron Bay over the weekend.

Just after 1.30pm on Sunday, emergency services were called to a car park on Jonson Street following reports a Toyota Corolla struck a pole.

The driver of the car managed to escape uninjured, however she returned a positive result to a roadside breath test.


The woman was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.333.

She was charged with high-range PCA and granted conditional bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Thursday 25 October.

Her licence was also suspended.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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