Woman driving 7 times limit and she's been caught before

A TORQUAY woman has pleaded guilty to driving while almost seven times over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

But it was not her only high-range reading, as she also faced a charge of driving more than five times over the limit.

Karen Jane Penango, 56, appeared in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court, charged with the two counts of driving under the influence.


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The court heard the woman was caught with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.344 on one occasion, and 0.266 on the other.

Penango was fined $2000 and sentenced to six months' jail, which will be suspended for two years.

The woman lost her licence … it was disqualified for three years for the first offence, and two years for the second.