Drunk driver destroys 20 gravesites at cemetery

AN alleged drunk driver has caused more than $20,000 in damage after losing control of their car and ploughing through a cemetery in Queensland.

Emergency services were called to the Lewis Street cemetery in Roma, 470km inland of Brisbane, about 3.30am on Friday after a vehicle crashed through a fence and travelled about 40 metres across the graveyard.

Police said the vehicle destroyed about 20 gravesites and caused more than $20,000 in damage.


The 31-year-old woman driving the car was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

She has since been charged with one count each of dangerous driving while affected by an intoxicating substance, driving under the influence of liquor, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.

The woman is due to appear in the Roma Magistrates Court on May 25.