Woman blows almost six times legal limit
POLICE will allege a Bargara woman was so drunk she was slurring her words and unsteady on her feet just moments after she got behind the wheel and side-swiped a parked car.
The 25-year-old was charged with high-range drink driving after she returned a blood-alcohol reading almost six times the legal limit.
Bargara police officer-in-charge Sergeant Matt Steinhardt said the woman was driving west along Wilfred St about 6.30pm on August 2 when she collided with a parked car.
"Police investigating the incident located the driver at her residence a short distance away where she was breath tested," Sgt Steinhardt said.
"Police will allege the female driver had a breath-alcohol concentration of 0.283 per cent, which is in excess of five times the legal limit.
"Her behaviour was slurring words, unsteady on her feet - consistent with the alcohol reading."
Sgt Steinhardt said while there were no reported injuries, a high reading of 0.283per cent had the potential to put the driver and other road users in a very dangerous situation.
"An alcohol reading of that nature will seriously affect your ability to drive a vehicle and be able to make a constructive decision," he said.
Sgt Steinhardt urged anyone drinking alcohol to have options for getting home that didn't include driving.
"If you're going to drink, make sure you have a plan B when it comes to getting home, utilise taxi services or a sober friend."
The woman is due to face Bundaberg Magistrates Court on September 6.