Queensland woman eight times over limit for drunk driving

Queensland woman eight times over limit for drunk driving

Queensland Police have released footage of a 50-year-old woman causing an accident in December 2022 – returning a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.419 – one of the highest results in Australian history.

A 50-year-old woman who was at the center of a two-car accident in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region late last year was driving drunk with more than eight times the legal alcohol limit in her system – what police have deemed a “potentially fatal” dosage “.

According to Queensland Police, the woman was arrested by officers from the Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol at 4:20pm on Friday December 30, 2022 after allegedly causing a two-car accident in Nambour – about 90 minutes north of Brisbane had.

Bodycam video Published by Queensland Police – and shared by 9News Queensland At Twitter – shows a police officer confiscating a cask wine bag from the woman behind the wheel of the damaged car as she tries to retrieve it.

The only occupants of both vehicles were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries, where a blood test from the suspected driver’s blood showed a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.419 – almost 8.5 times higher than that 0.05 legal limit.

The 50-year-old Sunshine Coast woman was subsequently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (UIL) and had her driver’s license immediately revoked.

Senior Sergeant Shane Panoho, the Highway Patrol Sunshine Coast officer in charge, said the woman’s BAC was higher than the 0.4 BAC threshold, which is often considered fatal.

“Alcohol consumption decreases your ability to drive safely. Alcohol impairs your judgement, vision, coordination and reflexes – increasing the risk of accidents,” Senior Sergeant Panoho said in a media statement.

“Once alcohol is in your system, even at around 0.05 percent BAC, it impairs the brain’s ability to make rational decisions and you’re more likely to take risks.

“A lethal dose of alcohol is about 4 grams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood (a BAC greater than 0.4),” Senior Sergeant Panoho said.

“The alleged actions of this driver not only endangered her own life that day, but the lives of everyone else on the road. Don’t drink and drive.”

Tragically, although the drunk driver recorded a BAC of 0.419, she is not the worst offender in Queensland or Australia.

As reported by GoToCourt.coma Gold Coast woman found passed out in her car outside a coffee shop in 2015 returned a BAC of 0.48 after a blood test — the highest result in the country at the time.

Less than a year later, however, a woman from Coffs Harbor returned Australia’s highest unofficial breath test result of 0.486 – almost 10 times the legal limit and three times the threshold for a drunk driving charge – after crashing her car into a fence .

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Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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