High range drink driver caught twice on the Eastern Shore

About 9:30pm last night police intercepted a 33-year-old woman from Tranmere, after she drove through a red light at the intersection of Oceana Drive and the South Arm Highway with two young children as passengers in the vehicle.

The woman returned a reading of 0.219 and was immediately disqualified from driving for two years and bailed to appear in court at a later date.

Twelve hours later at 9.00am today, the woman was intercepted driving whilst disqualified in the same car near where she was intercepted last night.

Inspector Andrew Keane said it is only through luck that no other vehicles were in the intersection at the time the vehicle went through the red light, or the consequences could have been far worse.

“We are disappointed and frustrated that despite repeated warnings, some members of the public continue to ignore the drink driving laws and put themselves, their family and the rest of the community at risk of serious harm or death.”

“This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated,” he said.

“Our message cannot be clearer – you cannot drive safely if you have been drinking. If you want to drink alcohol, then do not drive”.

If anyone witnesses drink driving, or other dangerous driving behaviours, call police on 131 444 or triple-zero (000) in an emergency.