P-plater caught drink driving en route to pick up her child from school

A woman has been charged after she was caught both speeding and drink driving while on her way to pick up her child from school in Sydney’s north yesterday.

The 29-year-old woman, who has a P2 licence, was arrested yesterday after she was pulled over travelling 82km/h in a 50km/h zone.

Officers also subjected the woman to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.


She was taken to Frenchs Forest Police Station where she was subjected to a breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.158 – which is more than three times over the legal alcohol limit for an open licence driver. P-Plate drivers must have a zero Blood Alcohol Content at all times.

The woman told police that she was on her way to pick up her child from school at the time.

She has been charged with high range PCA and issued infringement notices for exceed speed over 20km/h, not display p-plates, and not produce licence.