Police describe actions of drink-driver as ‘reckless’

ACT Policing has described the actions of a 33-year-old Gowrie woman as ‘reckless’ after her vehicle, with two children inside, crashed into a retaining wall at a residence in Fadden on (Saturday, September 26).

Around 9.15pm Tuggeranong Patrol members attended a residence in Fadden following reports of a motor vehicle collision at the location.

On arrival police observed that a blue Ford Falcon had crashed into a retaining wall. The driver and two young children did not suffer any injuries.

The driver underwent a roadside breath test returning a positive result. She was taken to the Tuggeranong Police Station where a breath analysis was conducted, returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.114.

Superintendent South Rob Wilson said it is alarming people continue to drink and drive, putting their lives and in this case two young children at risk.

“This high-level drink-driver colliding with a retaining wall demonstrates the impact alcohol has on one’s ability to drive responsibly and react to their surroundings, putting themselves and others at risk,” Superintendent Wilson said.

“If you’re going to enjoy the long weekend with friends and have a few drinks, make a plan to get home safely afterwards. Arrange a designated driver or catch a cab – whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.”

The 33 year old Gowrie woman was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to face court at a later date.