Gold Coast woman caught driving 6x over legal alcohol limit at lunch time

A WOMAN in her 40s has been charged with high range drink driving following an incident on the Gold Coast.

A member of the public called police after the 48-year-old woman was allegedly seen driving erratically through the streets of Maudsland shortly after midday on Tuesday.

Officers intercepted the woman’s vehicle on Maudsland Road around 1.30pm and conducted a roadside breath test.


Police say the woman failed the roadside test and so was transported to Coomera Police Station for further testing.

The 48-year-old woman from Wongawallen allegedly returned a breath alcohol concentration of 0.318 percent.

She was charged with driving under the influence of liquor (high range) and is scheduled to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on October 24.

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The legal blood-alcohol limit is 0.05. Six times the legal limit is 0.30, so six times over it is 0.05 + 0.30, i.e. 0.35. She was 0.318, which is more than six times the limit, but not more than six times over it. Get either your arithmetic or your language right please. This is such a common error.