Woman, 48, charged after allegedly drunkenly ramming cars at Southport on Gold Coast

Woman, 48, charged after allegedly drunkenly ramming cars at Southport on Gold Coast
  • PublishedJune 5, 2024

The woman was four times over the limit, police alleged.

A woman has been accused of ramming parked cars — pushing one 50m backwards — down the road, in an “extremely dangerous” drunk-driving rampage on the Gold Coast.

The 48-year-old woman allegedly registered a blood-alcohol reading four times over the legal limit after the incident at Southport on Saturday night.

The woman was driving down Musgrave Ave about 7pm when she crashed into “several” parked cars, Acting Superintendent Mark Mooney alleged.

She continued to drive down the street “before running a red light and driving on the wrong side of the road and colliding head-on with a park vehicle”, Mooney alleged.

Mooney alleged that “She then rammed this vehicle approximately 50m backwards down Musgrave Avenue” and that “It’s extremely dangerous and, to be honest, we’re lucky no one’s been killed.”

“Drink driving is crazy at the best of times. She’s clearly speeding at the same time, to have that sort of impact on a vehicle,” Mooney alleged.

Acting Superintendent Mark Mooney was scathing of the woman’s alleged driving.
Acting Superintendent Mark Mooney was scathing of the woman’s alleged driving. Credit: 7NEWS

“People need to be more careful. In this day and age, you would think someone of her age would know better,” Mooney alleged.

Police were called but the woman had allegedly fled the scene.

Mooney said officers found her car parked in an underground car park.

She had “hidden the vehicle behind her son’s car”, the acting superintendent said.

She was charged with high-range drink driving and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 16.

SOURCE: 7NEWS

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