Dash-cam footage has captured the shocking moment an unlicensed, drunk driver slammed into a barricade on the side of a major arterial road in Queensland, before continuing to drive off, swerving all over the road.
A horrified motorist recorded the frightening incident, which occurred on the Gateway Motorway at Nudgee on June 9, on their car’s dash-cam.
The vision shows the vehicle swerving across the road, narrowly missing a tree and colliding a number of times with roadwork barriers.
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Luckily, before anyone was hurt, police managed to intercept the car on Childs Road.
The driver, a 40-year-old Caboolture woman, was arrested and taken to Pine Rivers Watch House where she returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .297, which is almost six times the legal limit.
Officers also discovered that the woman was disqualified from having a driver’s licence.
She was charged with high range drink driving and driving without a driver’s licence and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 30.
The woman’s car was also impounded.
With school holidays fast approaching, police are reminding motorists that drink driving is not only a criminal offence, but one of the major contributors of road deaths and injury crashes.
“Motorists are urged to re-think getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol and make sure everyone arrives home safe from their journey,” police said in a statement.