Drink driving charge, Mount Isa

Police have charged a 25-year-old woman after allegedly driving five times over the legal alcohol limit in Mount Isa yesterday.

It will be alleged around 12:30pm, the woman crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Marian and Camooweal streets, before submitting a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.272. There were no injuries.

She has been charged with driving under the influence of liquor and driving whilst disqualified, and is due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on October 19.

The incident is a timely reminder that Queensland Police will be stepping up the enforcement of the Fatal Five as more motorists use the roads over the long weekend.

The Fatal Five contributing factors of road trauma include speeding, drink and drug driving, failing to wear a seat belt, distracted driving, and driving while fatigued.

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