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.


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.