Woman charged with manslaughter after allegedly mowing down partner while drunk

A WOMAN has been charged with manslaughter and drink driving after allegedly mowing down and killing her de facto partner at a house north of Brisbane.

Emergency services were called to an address on Newlands Road at Wamuran about 7pm on Saturday following reports that a man had been struck by a car.

They arrived to find a 56-year-old man dead at the scene, his body still trapped under a vehicle.


The man’s de factor partner, a 52-year-old woman was found to be heavily affected by alcohol and was arrested at the scene.

It’s understood the woman allegedly used a car to mow down her partner following an argument.

She allegedly later returned a blood-alcohol level of 0.241, almost five times the legal limit.

The woman has been charged with manslaughter and high range drink driving and will appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court tomorrow.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

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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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