A MUSWELLBROOK woman had her licence suspended immediately after being charged with high-range drink driving on Saturday.
About 2.30am, the 27-year-old and holder of a learner’s permit drove a red Mitsubishi Magna sedan along New England Highway, turning right onto Bimbadeen Drive in Muswellbrook.
The accused came under the notice of police due to the manner of her driving, as she near missed a medium strip and swerved back onto the road area.
The woman was stopped for the purpose of a random breath test.
Police approached the accused who was positioned in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
Officers requested her to produce her licence and she stated she did not have it in her possession.
Police asked for her to state her name and address, and she said that she had a full unrestricted Victorian driver’s licence and gave a name.
Checks later revealed that the information she supplied was false and did so in attempt to deceive police.
The accused had three other passengers in the vehicle and all parties were seriously affected by alcohol.
They were unfit to answer police questions and no person was able to produce their identification particulars.
At this time, the accused deceived police by stating she was a full licensed driver and police later discovered she was a holder of a learner driver’s licence.
The woman was submitted to a breath test, which returned a positive result.
She was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station where she was submitted to an analysis that returned a result of .164 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.
Due to the high-range reading the accused’s licence was immediately suspended.
She was also charged with several other offences.
Police investigate theft
POLICE are investigating the theft of a vehicle at Ravensworth on Friday.
Between 8.30am and 3pm, a 1997 gold Holden Statesman sedan was parked at the intersection of the New England Highway and Old New England Highway.
Officers revealed the owner of the vehicle had run out of fuel.
The sedan was left at the location with no petrol and the driver’s window down.
Unknown person/s stole the vehicle by unknown means and method.