Woman charged with drink driving twice in two days

A Wynyard woman has been charged with drink driving for the second time after police intercepted her two days in a row.

The 35-year-old was charged on Wednesday after she was intercepted on Saunders Street while travelling with a child in the back seat and returning a breath analysis reading of 0.219 – more than four times the legal limit.

She was immediately disqualified from driving for 24 months.

The same woman was intercepted again on Thursday evening by police on Inglis Street at Wynyard.

The woman refused a roadside breath test and was arrested for driving whilst disqualified.

She was transported to the Burnie Police Station where she later returned a breath analysis reading of 0.163 – more than three times the legal limit.

She has been charged with further driving-related offences, and her vehicle has now been clamped for 28 days.

“This repeat high risk driving behaviour is extremely concerning and dangerous, and demonstrates a blatant disregard for their own welfare and that of other road users,” Inspector Adrian Shadbolt said.

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