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11 April, 2024

Woman charged after swerving all over highway

POLICE are appealing for information and vision after they charged a 34-year-old woman who was allegedly swerving all over the Kennedy Highway between Mareeba and Kuranda on 31 March.

Woman charged after swerving all over highway - feature photo

Police say the woman was allegedly driving a silver Subaru Liberty along the Kennedy Highway sometime between 2pm and 2.30pm and was observed swerving out of the westerly lane onto the verge as well as into the oncoming lane, causing other drivers to take evasive action.

At about 2.30pm, it will be alleged the woman has lost control of the vehicle near Davies Creek Road, skidding off the highway into a ditch before coming to a stop with a blown tyre.

Upon arrival, police conducted a roadside breath test and the woman allegedly returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.136 per cent BAC.

The woman has been charged with driving whilst under the influence of liquor (mid-range drink driving), and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and was issued with an immediate driver licence suspension.

She is scheduled to appear in the Mareeba Magistrates Court on 15 April.

If anyone has dashcam footage from Sunday March 31 between the above times or witnessed this vehicle driving erratically please contact Policelink on 13 14 44 and quote QP2400562893.


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