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High-range drink-driver charged

POLICE are seeking dash-cam vision of a car on the Lyell Highway yesterday after charging its driver with high-range drink-driving offences. Police allege that the 32-year-old New Norfolk woman was caught driving while more than five times over the legal limit.

“Around 2.30pm yesterday, police were notified of a late model grey Toyota Corolla driving erratically on the Lyell Hwy, heading towards Granton,” Tasmania Police acting inspector Jason Klug said. “Police intercepted the vehicle on the Lyell Hwy at Granton. The driver, a 32-year-old woman, was taken into custody and conveyed to the Bridgewater Police Station where she returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.251%. She will be proceeded against for relevant traffic offences,” acting inspector Klug said.

“Driving under the influence is one of the Fatal Five contributors to crashes on our roads. This behaviour puts the driver, and other motorists, at the very real risk of dying or being seriously injured in a crash on our roads,” he said. “The message from police is simple, if you drink, don’t drive. Police will continue to target and remove unsafe drivers from our roads. To anyone who thinks drink driving is acceptable – think again.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle or has dash-cam vision of the vehicle driving around 2.30pm on Monday. Contact New Norfolk Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.

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