Woman charged after driving car into home while drunk

A 54-YEAR-OLD woman has been arrested and charged after allegedly driving her car through the front wall of a house during a suspected domestic disturbance in Cairns overnight.

Police were called to the Atherton Street home about 8.30pm after the woman allegedly drove a vehicle through an exterior wall of the home following an argument with a 48-year-old man.

While no one was injured during the incident, the house sustained significant damage.


Police said the woman was drunk and provided a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.163 per cent.

The 54-year-old was arrested and has since been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle and being adversely affected by an intoxicating substance.

She is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.

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

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.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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