Police charge high range drink driver in Granton

Police urge all motorists to never drive under the influence, after a woman was detecting driving more than five times over the legal limit yesterday. 

Around 2.30pm yesterday, police were notified of a late model grey Toyota Corolla driving erratically on the Lyell Highway, heading towards Granton.

Police intercepted the vehicle on the Lyell Highway at Granton.  

The driver, a 32-year-old woman, was taken into custody and conveyed to the Bridgewater Police Station where she returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.251%.

She will be proceeded against for relevant traffic offences.

“Police implore all motorists to never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Acting Inspector Jason Klug.  

“Driving under the influence is one of the Fatal Five contributors to crashes on our roads. This behaviour puts the driver, and other motorists, at the very real risk of dying or being seriously injured in a crash on our roads.   

“The message from police is simple, if you drink, don’t drive.  

“Police will continue to target and remove unsafe drivers from our roads. To anyone who thinks drink driving is acceptable – think again.”

Anyone with witness information or dash cam footage of the vehicle driving around the time is asked to contact New Norfolk Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers at crimestopperstas.com.au or on 1800 333 000.