Police charge woman with high range PCA with child in car at Batemans Bay

A woman has been charged with high range drink driving on the south coast yesterday.

About 2.30pm (Friday 2 July 2021), South Coast Police District received several calls from the public regarding the manner of driving by a silver Mazda 323 on the Princes Highway, Mogo.

Officers attached to Batemans Bay Highway Patrol located the vehicle travelling north on the Princes Highway and stopped it just south of Batemans Bay.

Police spoke with the driver of the Mazda – a 44-year-old woman – and observed a 6-year-old girl in the back seat.

The woman was subjected to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

She was arrested taken to Batemans Bay Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis and allegedly returned a reading of 0.273.

The woman was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice (FCAN) for high-range PCA and her license was also suspended.

She is due to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday 9 August 2021.

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