Gold Coast woman busted 4x the limit after crashing into car

A Gold Coast woman has been charged after she was busted allegedly driving four times the legal alcohol limit after crashing into a parked car.

The 22-year-old woman from Arundel allegedly smashed into the back of a parked van on Felix Street in Brisbane City around 1.30am on Good Friday.

She has been charged with driving under the influence of liquor (0.204) and driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, and will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 25.


The woman was among 99 motorists who have been nabbed by police so far over the Easter long weekend.

A 43-year-old woman from Surfers Paradise was also charged with driving under the influence of liquor (0.243) after police pulled over an SUV on Garfield Terrace in Surfers at 8pm on Friday.

While a 26-year-old Molendinar man has been charged with driving under the influence (0.213) after he was stopped on Stanhill Drive at Surfers Paradise just before 1.30am on Saturday morning.

Both will appear in Southport Magistrates Court this month.

Chief Superintendent of Road Policing Command, Ray Rohweder, said police will be out on the road performing random breath tests throughout Easter.

“Drink driving is a contributing factor in over 18 per cent of fatalities on Queensland roads,” he said.

“Road safety is your responsibly, if you chose to drink, don’t drive”.