Drunk driver ignores road blocks, drives straight into flood waters

A woman who allegedly ignored two road blocks and attempted to drive through floodwaters in Shellharbour this morning was drunk, police say.

The 33-year-old woman needed rescuing after her Honda Accord became trapped in rising flood waters on Taylor Road at Albion Park at around 5am.

Police will allege that the woman drove past two road blocks warning of floodwaters on the Illawarra Highway and Taylor Road, before becoming trapped.


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After returning a positive roadside breath test, the woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where she submitted a breath analysis of 0.076.

She was charged with low-range drink-driving and is due to appear at Port Kembla Local Court on 6 July.