Driver crashes at nearly 10 times legal alcohol limit
A WOMAN has been charged with an alleged blood alcohol reading nearly 10 times the legal limit after a crash near Coffs Harbour in January.
About 2.45pm on Wednesday, January 13, a 52-year-old woman was driving a Hyundai Veloster on Sawtell Rd at Boambee East, when the vehicle left the road and collided with a fence.
Emergency services attended the scene and the woman was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital, where a blood sample was taken.
On Friday police received official confirmation the 52-year-old woman had a blood alcohol content of 0.486.
She was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for high-range PCA, to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on May 2.
The woman's licence has been seized and she has been issued with a licence suspension notice.
Detective Inspector, Darren Jameson, Crime Manager Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command says he believes the PCA reading is the highest on record in NSW.
"Drink-driving is a very serious offence and not only risks the safety of the driver, but also all other road users," Det Insp Jameson said.
"This is the highest PCA we've ever recorded."