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Woman allegedly caught six times over the legal limit


Devonport police have charged a 34-year-old woman with drink driving offences after she was allegedly detected with a blood alcohol reading of more than six times the legal limit.

The woman was driving on Wenvoe Street around 8.30am yesterday and returned a breath analysis reading of 0.321.

Police say she was disqualified from driving on the spot for 12 months and will face court early next year.

“Police would like to remind motorists that have consumed alcohol either prior to driving or the night before to be careful when getting behind the wheel,” says Acting Sergeant Jessica Godfrey.

Authorities say this is a timely reminder to all motorist leading into the Christmas/New Year period that if people choose to have a drink, either have an alternative transport arrangement in place to get home or give enough time for alcohol to leave your system the next day before driving.