P-plater charged after allegedly ignoring police signals

SEVEN people piled out of a Mitsubishi Magna stopped by police at Yamba at the weekend.

The vehicle was travelling on Pacific Pde at 11.50pm on Saturday when police noticed the car had five passengers in the rear seat.

It will be alleged the 38-year-old female driver ignored police signals to stop and accelerated, allegedly reaching a speed of 90km in a 50km zone before swerving side to side.

The car stopped when it drove down a dead end road in the Ngaru land reserve.

Police then conducted a Random Breath Test on the driver, a P-plater, which returned a positive reading.

A second reading taken at the police station allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.121.

The driver was charged with a mid-range drink-driving offence and had her license suspended on the spot.

She was also charged for driving dangerous manner to the public, having two or more passengers unrestrained, and not displaying P plates.



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