Drunk, unlicensed driver charged over Gold Coast fish and chip shop crash

A 50-YEAR-OLD woman who ploughed her car through a Gold Coast fish and chip shop on Good Friday was unlicensed and had five times the legal amount of alcohol in her system, police say.

The Runaway Bay local lost control of her car and smashed through the front glass doors of the seafood shop on Rio Vista Boulevard in Broadbeach on April 14.

Customers and staff narrowly escaped serious injury, with the vehicle coming to rest up against the front counter.


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In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, police said the woman, who had failed an initial roadside breath test, later returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C) reading of 0.25 percent.

That is five times the legal limit.

The 50-year-old woman was today issued with a Notice to Appear in relation to the offences of driving under the influence of liquor and driving a vehicle without a driver’s licence.

She is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on June 5.