Soaring over limit in Cockatoo

A 30-year-old woman has blown almost seven times the legal alcohol limit after allegedly rear-ending a car in Cockatoo last night.

An off-duty police officer reported seeing a vehicle driving erratically shortly before 5.30pm.

Mount Evelyn police tracked the driver to her Launching Place home where she returned a positive breath test.

She also admitted to being involved in a collision with another vehicle on Paternoster Road shortly after 5pm – she exchanged details with the other driver before heading home.

Police took the woman to Lilydale Police Station for an evidentiary breath test where she returned a reading of .345.

Her licence was immediately suspended and she will be charged via summons in relation to drink driving and other traffic-related offences.

/Public Release. View in full here.