Woman to face court after drink-drive and assault incident

A 45-year-old Downer woman was taken into custody by ACT Policing last night (Saturday 11 April) after police will allege she refused to comply with a random breath test, then later spat on the officer attempting to seek a breath sample.

Police were on mobile patrol on Northbourne Avenue in in Lyneham around 6.35pm last night when they observed a Toyota Prius being driven erratically.

Police attempted to stop the car before it turned into a Downer driveway where the woman driver fled from the car and refused a breath screening test three times. She was then conveyed to the City Police Station for a breath analysis, which she also refused. Checks also revealed the woman has not held a driver’s licence since 2006.

The woman will face court tomorrow (Monday, 13 April) charged with failing to provide a breath sample, being an unlicensed driver, driving under the influence of alcohol, and common assault.