Drunk driver flips car outside restaurant

Crash - Surfers - Ryan Hunter

CRASH: Bystanders narrowly avoid injury after car flips and lands outside restaurant. IMAGE: Ryan Hunter SOURCE: Supplied

BYSTANDERS have narrowly avoided injury after a car being driven by a drunk woman flipped and landed on its roof outside a busy Surfers Paradise restaurant.

The woman was driving north on The Esplanade when she lost control of her Hyandai i30 around 9.40pm on Saturday night.


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Police said the car flipped when the woman swerved to try and avoid pedestrians.

The vehicle took out a concrete bollard before coming to a rest on its roof outside of the Elston Restaurant and Wine Bar.

It’s alleged the New South Wales woman recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.234 per cent.

She will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on July 8.

Miraculously, nobody was injured.