Woman, 43, charged with high-range drink-driving with children in car at Gymea

A 43-year-old woman allegedly detected almost four times over the legal limit in Gymea, was one of eight people charged with drink-driving offences during day two of Operation Slow Down.

About 11.20pm on Saturday, Traffic and Highway Patrol officers attached to Sutherland Police Area Command were conducted stationary random breath tests on Gymea Bay Road.

Officers observed a vehicle stop short of the random breath test site and approached the 43-year-old female driver. She allegedly returned a positive result to a roadside breath test.

The woman, who had two children in the car at the time, was arrested and taken to Miranda Police Station and allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.196.

Her licence was suspended and was she was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice (FCAN) for drive with high range PCA.

She will appear at Sutherland Local Court on October 31.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, Traffic & Highway Patrol Commander said this kind of reckless behaviour will not be tolerated by NSW Police on our roads.

"Police are disappointed that people continue to behave irresponsibly on our roads and put others' lives - including children - at risk," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

"Those who wish to consume alcohol during long weekend celebrations, need to have a Plan B and think about a designated driver for the next morning as well.

"As tomorrow is a public holiday, we know that many people will be out and about enjoying some extra time off work, and we strongly encourage all road users to slow down and drive to the conditions," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

Key statistics (progressive total):

  • Speed infringements: 2,301
  • Breath tests: 93,244
  • PCA charges: 28
  • Major crashes: 169
  • Fatalities: 2