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A woman will be charged after she was caught driving with a blood alcohol level over four times the legal limit in Somerville this morning.

Hastings Police spotted the woman travelling through a fast food drive through on Eramosa Road about 1am.

The vehicle was intercepted and the 33-year-old Baxter woman was breath tested.

She returned a BAC of 0.202% and will be charged on summons with drink driving offences.

Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb said the intercept was potentially a lucky escape for both the woman and the community.

“With a blood alcohol level this high, we are simply lucky that our road toll is not higher this morning,” he said.

“Fortunately for everybody concerned and the community as a whole, diligent and observant policing prevented a potential fatality occurring last night.”


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