Driver with child in car charged with high-range PCA - Southern Highlands

Friday, 08 July 2022 01:39:33 PM

A woman has been charged with high-range PCA after she was stopped in the Southern Highlands.

Emergency services were called to the Hume Highway near the intersection of Belanglo Road, Sutton Forest, about 10.30am yesterday (Thursday 7 July 2022), following reports a Hyundai hatchback had left the roadway and driven into a ditch.

The driver – a 39-year-old woman – was assisted at the scene by witnesses before officers attached to The Hume Police District attended.

A four-year-old child was also in the vehicle; however, was uninjured.

The woman, who was uninjured, was subjected to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

She was arrested and taken to Southern Highlands Police Station where she underwent a secondary breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.292.

The woman was charged with high-range PCA and her licence was suspended.

She was granted conditional bail and will appear at Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday 9 August 2022.