Woman filmed drinking a bottle of wine while behind the wheel of a car moments after another driver saw her cause a three-car crash – as police say she blew .276
- Woman, 49, blew a staggering .276 when tested by police roadside on Tuesday
- Shocking incident was on Tuesday afternoon just after 4pm on the Gold Coast
- Licence was suspended, woman also charged with driving under the influence
A woman filmed drinking a bottle of wine while behind the wheel of a car will face court next month after recording a blood alcohol reading five and a half times over the legal limit.
The Gold Coast woman, 49, was charged with high range drink driving and her licence was immediately suspended by Queensland Police.
She blew a staggering .276 when police caught up with her in person, with the incident around 4.20pm on Tuesday afternoon at Bundall, just a few kilometres away from Surfers Paradise.
Locals were forced to perform a citizens arrest on the woman at a petrol station, such was her alleged erratic driving.
Sam Mangan (pictured above) filmed the woman and ‘couldn’t believe’ what he was seeing
Witness Sam Mangan said the situation could easily have been catastrophic for other motorists or passengers.
‘She actually pulled out a full bottle of wine, sat back (in the car) and drank the entire bottle in one go,’ he told 9News Gold Coast.
‘It was unbelievable.’
Mr Mangan then cautiously followed the woman in his car, watching on with disbelief as she ran into numerous road barricades before zig zagging all over the road.
‘I called police and then she caused a three-car pile up,’ he said.
Scott Knowles, from Queensland Police, was ‘thankful’ his fellow officers were able to quickly attend the scene.
He added it was fortunate police intercepted the woman before ‘something more serious occurred.’
The woman will face Southport Magistrates Court in March.
The woman (pictured above) will face court in March after she was charged with high range drink driving