Trevallyn woman charged with high range drink driving

December 22, 2022 6:57 pm in by

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Tasmania Police is reminding motorists to plan ahead this season, and not get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It comes after a Trevallyn woman recorded a breath alcohol reading of 0.130 following a crash at Riverside on Tuesday evening.

The 75 year old allegedly struck a parked 2020 Nissan SUV with a blue 2007 Honda sedan on Reatta Road.  Both vehicles were severely damaged in the incident.

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She was arrested and charged with high range drink driving offenses, and has been bailed to appear before the Launceston Magistrate’s Court in February.

“Here is another unacceptable example of a driver that has been willing to risk her licence, her safety, and the safety of others by drink driving,” said Sergeant Gavin Chugg. “The festive season is a time where many people are celebrating – remember to plan ahead, don’t drink or drug drive. Police will be out in force over the festive season conducting high visibility patrols and random drug and alcohol testing – but we need you to play your part to help keep our community safe.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police.