Drink driving mother will be charged following highway collision: Trafalgar
 Baw Baw News   By // 20:39, Tuesday 21 August 2012

A DRINK driving mother has lost her licence after recording a blood alcohol reading of 0.202 per cent following a collision between Trafalgar and Yarragon yesterday.

The Newborough woman, 29, had her 16-month-old child in the car when she ran off the Princes Highway near the Yarragon weighbridge at 1.45pm.


Her license was immediately suspended and Victoria Police will charge her with drink driving and careless driving.

Nobody was hurt in the accident, but Trafalgar police Leading Senior Constable Peter Ferguson said the car narrowly missed two trees.

“It looks like she lost control of the car, ran off the road and just missed two trees by inches,” Sen-Constable Ferguson said.

“As a driver and especially a parent, you have a responsibility to look after anyone in your car,


“In this case she has sadly failed.”

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2 responses to “Drink driving mother will be charged following highway collision: Trafalgar”

  1. Judy Gleeson says:

    The first consideration should be the child. What risks is the child facing with this irresponsible “parent” not only in the car, but also at home and in other areas of her life. Something needs to be done to protect this precious little life before something worse happens.

  2. Mary Rulach says:

    It never ceases to amaze me just how irresponsible and stupid some individuals are.
    To drive a car whilst intoxicated is disgraceful enough.
    But to have a child as a passenger in the car as well is just totally insane.
    Throw away her car keys permanently I say.