A woman has been busted driving four times over the legal alcohol limit on a suspended licence after smashing into a police car near Blacktown.
About 11.00am yesterday, a police officer spotted the Toyota Corolla allegedly speeding along Forrester Road at North St Marys whilst he had another car stopped.
The officer signalled for the female driver to pull over, however she allegedly swerved towards him and took out his driver’s door.
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Police said the woman narrowly missed hitting the officer, who managed to escape uninjured.
“The impact narrowly missed the officer, however his car was extensively damaged and he wasn’t able to pursue the vehicle when it failed to stop,” police said in a statement.
Shortly after, police again attempted to pull over the Toyota when they spotted it in Ropes Crossing, however the woman failed to stop, with a short pursuit initiated.
The 43-year-old woman finally pulled over on Wiseman Circuit, where she refused to provide a road-side breath test.
She was arrested and taken to St Marys Police Station where a breath analysis returned a reading of 0.208.
Checks also revealed that the woman’s driver’s licence was suspended.
She was charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 20km/h (estimated), driving in a manner dangerous, drive with high range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA), not give particulars to other driver, driving while suspended, and using a vehicle to avoid apprehension.
The woman was refused bail to appear before Penrith Local Court today.