A Queensland woman has been charged after she was allegedly caught speeding and drink driving with five children in her car in NSW.
The woman was pulled over on The Lakes Way at Tuncurry around 5.30pm yesterday after police allegedly zapped her Toyota Land Cruiser doing 68km/h in a 50km/h zone.
A roadside breath test was also conducted, which allegedly returned a positive result.
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Police say the 28-year-old woman from Bundaberg, Queensland, had five children reported to be of infant to primary school age in the car at the time.
She was arrested and taken to Forster Police Station where she returned a breath analysis reading of 0.110.
The woman was charged with mid-range drink driving and exceeding the speed limit, while her driving licence was also suspended.
The Commander of the NSW Police Force’s Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said while drink driving and speeding is reckless, doing this with children in the car is distressing.
“It is concerning to see drivers putting their own life at risk, but it’s unforgivable to risk the lives of young passengers, not to mention other road users,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
A child at risk notification will be submitted to the Family and Community Services Department.