Mandurah drunk driver had child in car at time of crash

A Mandurah woman who crashed into another vehicle while driving drunk with her daughter in the car has escaped a prison term.

A Mandurah woman who crashed into another vehicle while driving drunk with her daughter in the car has escaped a prison term.

A Mandurah woman who crashed into another vehicle while driving drunk with her daughter in the car has escaped a prison term.

The woman, who cannot be named to protect her daughter’s identity, appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with driving under the influence.

The court heard the woman picked her nine-year-daughter up from school before crashing into another car on Mandurah Road in Lakelands on August 15.

She was taken to the police station where she recorded a blood alcohol reading of .248.

Counsel for the woman said her client suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and depression, and had been binge drinking that day.

The woman, who has two previous convictions for drink driving, was said to have been undergoing counselling and had written to the driver of the other vehicle to say sorry.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards accepted the woman was remorseful and said she was not yet at the point  for the sentence of last resort.

The woman was fined $2800 plus court costs.

She was also disqualified from driving for 32 months.

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