Woman in Kiama Bends crash records high range reading

A woman has been charged with high range drink driving with her child in the car after a crash near Kiama.

At 6.15pm on Sunday (January 28), a Holden Captiva being driven by a 31-year-old woman was travelling north on the Princes Highway when numerous witnesses contacted police over the vehicle’s dangerous manner of driving.

The vehicle left the road, resulting in a tyre deflating.

Upon entering the Kiama Bends the vehicle struck the centre barrier, almost causing it to roll.

The car continued for another 500 metres before it broke down and stopped.

Numerous members of the public stopped and removed the driver from the vehicle and secured her car keys.

A four-year-old girl was found uninjured in the vehicle.

Police attended and breath tested the woman which returning a positive result.

She was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis, allegedly returning a reading of .200.

She was charged with high range PCA, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, and negligent driving.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Kiama Local Court on Monday, March 5.

Her licence was suspended and police have reported the matter to Family and Community Services (FACS).