0.252 reading brings drink drive charge for mum on school run

A woman will face court next month after being charged with high-range drink driving when she attended a Hunter region primary school to collect her children.

About 4.35pm on Monday 11 March, police from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were called to a Salamander Bay school after a teacher became concerned for the welfare of a parent who had arrived at the school to collect her six-year-old daughter.

The woman’s two-year-old son was in the car at the time it arrived at the school.

A roadside breath test returned a positive reading.

The woman was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.252

Her licence was suspended, and a Child at Risk Notification has been lodged.

The 30-year-old Nelson Bay woman was issued a Court Attendance Notice to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 1 April 2019.

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