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.”