Four times over legal limit – woman arrested, South Australia

A driver has been arrested after being detected drink driving at Somerton Park.

Just after 5pm on Tuesday 26 November, patrols stopped a Toyota sedan on Ferris Avenue and directed the driver to a police vehicle for a breath test.

Police will allege the woman then ran off before being arrested a short distance away. She was subsequently breath tested and returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.219 – more than four times the legal limit.

The 26-year-old from Mile End was charged with drink driving and fail to obey a reasonable direction. She has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 10 January.

The woman was also issued with an immediate 12 month loss of licence and her car was impounded for 28 days.

To address the rising road toll on our roads, South Australia Police have launched Operation High Impact F5 (Fatal Five), an intensive traffic enforcement operation running for four weeks until 11 December. The state-wide operation will target the fatal five offences of drink and drug driving, speeding, distraction, seatbelts and dangerous road users.

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