Driver fell out of car

A DRUNK driver fell out of her car and passed out on the ground, after crashing into a concrete barrier alongside the Pacific Highway.

Witnesses to the accident told police Elizabeth Anne Softley, 26, of Moonee Beach, went in and out of consciousness as emergency services were called to the accident scene in Coffs Harbour on March 14, about 7pm.

As Softley was taken to hospital, police began their investigations.

An open wine cask was found on the front passenger’s seat of the vehicle but when later questioned, Softley denied she was drinking from it prior to the crash.

Police prosecutors told the Coffs Harbour Local Court a witness saw Softley approach the highway intersection with North Boambee Road, then turn off into the carpark of a local business.

In doing so she collected the cement barrier. Moments later she opened the driver’s door and fell from the vehicle.



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