Mum blows .165% after dropping off children at school

A MOTHER has allegedly been caught with a blood alcohol reading three times above the legal limit moments after dropping her children at school.

Police stopped the Tewantin woman on George St, near Tewantin State School, after she was allegedly seen swerving over the road at 8.15am yesterday.

A breath test of the woman told the officers she had an alleged blood alcohol content of 0.165%.

Noosa Police officer-in-charge Steve McReight said the woman told police she had been taking her children to school.

"Police on patrol saw the sedan weaving over the road,'' Senior Sergeant McReight said.

"The woman admitted to having a large quantity of alcohol the night before and said her last drink was about 10pm.

"She was the sole occupant of the car at the time but we understand her children may have been in the car before police pulled her over."

The woman was charged with drink driving and her licence was suspended.

Snr Sgt McReight said the incident was a blatant disregard for the road rules.

"Drink driving is a selfish offence, which not only puts you in danger but all other road users," he said.

"It is disappointing that police continue to catch drink drivers when there is so much coverage and enforcement against it."

The woman will face court on August 27.



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