Woman charged with drink driving and speeding offences

A 48-year-old Gravelly Beach woman has had her car seized and has been charged with speeding and drink driving offences after being caught travelling at 65km/h over the speed limit at Hillwood Friday 29 March 2024.

George Town police detected a grey BMW four-wheel drive travelling at 165km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Batman Highway at about 745pm.

Police will allege the driver and sole occupant returned a subsequent breath alcohol level of 0.138%

The woman was arrested, charged, and bailed to appear at the Launceston Magistrates Court in May. Her vehicle was immediately confiscated for 28 days.

“This is a particularly concerning incident, given the combination of high speed and alcohol, which are two of the fatal five causes of serious crashes,” A/Inspector King said.

“Police have increased patrols over the Easter period, so take care on the roads and obey the rules. Remember, we’re looking out for you this Easter.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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