Excessive drink driver disqualified from driving for 12 months

A 64 year old Hobart woman has been disqualified from driving for 12 months after being detected driving with four times the legal blood alcohol limit today.

About 1pm on New Years Eve, police were alerted by a member of the public to a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner on the Brooker Highway, Glenorchy.

The 64 year old woman was intercepted by police after crashing her vehicle into two other vehicles, including one vehicle whose driver had stopped to help in nearby Continental Road.

The woman was conveyed to the Glenorchy police station where she underwent breath analysis returning a result of 0.219, more than four times greater than the legal limit. The driver was disqualified from driving for a period of 12 months on the spot, charged and bailed to appear in court at a later date.

Acting Sergeant Kristy Eyles said “It is extremely disappointing that despite the continued efforts of Tasmania Police to keep our roads safe during this festive season, some members of the public continue to place others in significant danger by drink driving.

“Police will continue to be out in force targeting drunk and drug drivers to help keep everyone safe this festive season.”