Driver blows five times over legal limit at Denham Court

Picture: Anthony Brady
Picture: Anthony Brady

A woman will face court next month after she was allegedly caught behind the wheel more than five times over the legal blood alcohol limit in Denham Court.

Police delivered more than 7600 fines over the long weekend, charging more than 200 people with drink driving.

Officers were called to a shopping centre in Denham Court just before midnight on Monday, October 7 following reports a woman was asleep behind the wheel of her car.

Police woke the driver before giving her a roadside breath test.

The 32-year-old returned a reading of 0.256, which is more than five times the legal limit.

She was charged with high range drink driving and was issued a future court attendance notice to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Tuesday, November 19.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said it was disappointing that despite the obvious consequences, many drivers continued to ignore the warnings.

"Despite the huge amount of resources and messaging that has been invested across the state, year on year we have seen increases in crashes, injuries and deaths," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

"Drivers need to realise that driving at speed, texting while driving, being under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and other irresponsible behaviour can have devastating effects on their own lives and the lives of others."

Police conducted more than 190,000 breath tests over the four day period.