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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Woman crashes her car into another, registers 0.189

A woman, almost four times over the legal limit, will appear in court next year after crashing her car into another vehicle in the Hunter yesterday while allegedly intoxicated.

Police will claim that, about 7.40am on Saturday 26 December, the 40-year-old female was driving her Mazda CX-5 out of a carpark onto Tomas Cooke Drive, Thornton.

She then collided with a Toyota Hilux driving south along Tomas Cooke Drive.

The Toyota Hilux rolled onto its side.

Fortunately, the 50-year-old male driver was not injured.

Emergency services were called and officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended, starting an investigation into the incident.

The woman was breath tested and provided a positive result.

She was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station.

There she submitted a reading of 0.189 – in the high-range category.

The woman was charged with high-range PCA and had her licence was suspended.

She is due to appear in Maitland Local Court on Wednesday 3 February 2021.