Alleged drunk driver found passed out in car with toddler on Gold Coast

A WOMAN has been charged with drink driving and possessing the drug ice after she was allegedly found passed out in the driver’s seat of a car, in the middle of a busy Gold Coast road, with a three-year-old child in the vehicle.

Police were alerted to the horror scene after receiving numerous calls for help from shocked motorists who made the discovery around 6.30pm on Wednesday.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC that the vehicle was found stopped at a green traffic light on the Gold Coast Highway at Broadbeach.


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“Members of the public intervened and removed the child from the car for her safety,” police said.

The woman woke soon after and allegedly sped away from the scene, before she was tracked down on Caprice Court by PolAir.

The 23-year-old, from Worongary, was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital to be checked.

She has since been charged with drink drive UIL, possess a dangerous drug (methylamphetamine) and unlawful possession of suspected stolen property (credit cards).

The woman is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 29.

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