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Good Friday drink driver: Gravelly Beach woman speeds past police at 165km/h

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A breath test revealed the woman was well over the legal limit. Image / Pulse

A woman has been caught behind the wheel more than two and a half times the legal alcohol limit after spending Good Friday evening drinking.

Police stopped the Gravelly Beach woman after she sped past them on the Batman Highway at Hillwood around 7:45pm on Friday.


The 48-year-old was reportedly doing 165km/h in a 100km/h zone and was found to be 2.7 times over the legal alcohol limit.

Acting Inspector King said the woman’s grey BMW was impounded on the spot for 28 days, while she was charged with speeding and drink driving offences.

“This is a particularly concerning incident, given the combination of high speed and alcohol, which are two of the fatal five causes of serious crashes,” he said.

“Police have increased patrols over the Easter period, so take care on the roads and obey the rules. Remember, we’re looking out for you this Easter.”

The woman was released on bailed to appear at the Launceston Magistrates Court in May.

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