Woman caught drink driving twice in 3 hours

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A 61-year-old woman has been caught drink driving twice within three hours in Sydney’s west.

Police say they first stopped the woman’s Mazda MX5 on the M4 Motorway at Emu Plains at around 11.20am on Saturday after it was seen to be driving in an erratic manner in the westbound lanes.


The 61-year-old was breath-tested and after returning a positive result was taken to Penrith Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis returned a reading of 0.252.

The woman’s licence was suspended on the spot and she was issued with a field court attendance notice for high-range drink-driving.

Less than three hours later, at around 2pm, police again stopped the woman as she drove east along the same motorway, this time at Jamisontown.

As expected, she failed a roadside breath-test and was taken back to Penrith Police Station for a breath analysis, which returned a reading of 0.222.

She was charged with an additional count of high-range drink-driving, and driving whilst suspended, before being granted conditional bail to appear before Penrith Local Court on 10 December 2015.