Drunk driver smashes into children’s swing

Sometimes it’s hard to spot a drink driver, other times it’s not.

Around 3am on Saturday morning Springwood Police were called to the intersection of Victoria Street and Station Road, Woodridge after local residents stopped the female driver of a vehicle whom they believed was driving whilst drunk.

One of the clues that tipped them off was the children’s swing set wedged onto the roof of the vehicle (pictured). Local residents claimed that the driver allegedly lost control of her vehicle driving into the back yard of a house where she then ploughed straight through the children’s swing set lodging it securely to the vehicles roof.

It’s a confronting picture and one could only imagine what could have happened if it was 3pm with kids playing on the swings instead of 3am.

Police will allege the woman provided a breath alcohol reading of 0.188 per cent; almost four times over the legal limit. The 38-year-old female driver from Woodridge was charged with driving whilst under the influence of liquor and will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 6.

With the Christmas period fast approaching, police would like to remind the community that road safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you are planning on drinking this holiday season make sure you have travel arrangements in place.

Springwood Police will be conducting several roadside breath testing operations around the Logan area in the coming weeks, our message is any time and any place. You never know where police will be.

Help police ensure the safety of everyone travelling on our roads, don’t drink and drive.


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