Woman allegedly caught high-range drink driving with child

A woman has been charged with high range drink driving with a child in the car on the NSW south coast.

Police pulled over the Mazda on the Princes Highway, just south of Batemans Bay, around 2.30pm on Friday after receiving several calls from the public.

Officers then spoke with the driver, a 44-year-old woman, and noticed a six-year-old girl sitting in the back seat.


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The woman was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

She was arrested and taken to Batemans Bay Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis and allegedly returned a reading of 0.273, which is more than five times the legal alcohol limit.

The woman was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for high-range PCA and her license was also suspended.

She is due to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday 9th August.