Woman busted ‘eight times over the limit’ after crashing into ditch

A woman has been caught drink driving more than eight times over the limit after crashing her car in NSW.

In the early hours of Sunday, police were called to the Barton Highway at Jeir, near Murrumbateman, following reports of a white Volkswagen Polo hatch driving erratically.

Officers arrived to find the car crashed into a ditch on the side of the road.


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The driver, a 36-year-old woman, managed to escape uninjured, but she was subjected to a roadside breath test at the scene which returned a positive result.

The woman was taken to Yass Police Station, where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.416.

She was charged with drive with high range PCA and was issued with a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Yass Local Court on Friday 15 January 2020.

NSW Police launched a state-wide Christmas road safety operation at midnight last Thursday, which concludes at 11.59pm on Sunday 3 January.

Double-demerit points are in force for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences.

So far, nearly 3,217 speeding fines and more than 2,223 infringement notices have been issued for other driving offences.