High range drink driving charge after woman crashes with child in car in Kiama

A woman has been charged with high range drink driving with her child in the car after a crash near Kiama, NSW Police say.

At 6.15pm yesterday (Sunday 28 January 2018), a Holden Captiva being driven by a 31-year-old woman was travelling north on the Princes Highway when numerous witnesses contacted police over the vehicle’s dangerous manner of driving.

The vehicle left the road, resulting in a tyre deflating. Upon entering the Kiama Bends the vehicle struck the centre barrier, almost causing it to roll.

The car continued for another 500 metres before the vehicle broke down and stopped. Numerous members of the public stopped and removed the driver from the vehicle and secured her car keys.

A four-year-old girl in the vehicle was found to be uninjured.

Police attended and the woman was breath tested, returning a positive result.

She was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis, allegedly returning a reading of .200.

She was charged with high range PCA, drive in manner dangerous to the public, and negligent driving.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Kiama Local Court on Monday 5 March 2018. Her licence was suspended.

Police have reported the matter to Family and Community Services (FACS).

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