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Woman, 64, allegedly blows nearly four times the limit in Central West

Police RBT in Dubbo in 2018. Supplied.

By staff writer

A woman has been charged with high-range drink driving following a two-vehicle crash in the state’s Central West yesterday.

About 6.20pm (Monday April 25, 2022), emergency services were called to Denison Street, Mudgee, following reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a Subaru Liberty and a Mazda sedan.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and located the driver of the Subaru – a 64-year-old woman – who was uninjured.

"The Mazda was parked on the side of the road and unoccupied at the time," police said. "The Mazda was pushed into another car – a Toyota Hilux – that was parked nearby."

The driver of the Subaru was subjected to a roadside breath test, allegedly returning a positive result.

She was subsequently arrested and taken to Mudgee Police Station where she underwent a secondary breath analysis, which allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.186.

The woman had her license suspended and was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive with high range prescribed concentration alcohol (PCA).

She is due to appear before Mudgee Local Court on Wednesday June 8, 2022.

Meanwhile, a man was seriously injured yesterday in a single-vehicle crash, also in the state’s Central West.

About 6.10pm (Monday April 25, 2022), emergency services were called to the intersection of Burroway Road and Eumungerie Road, Burroway, about 3km east of Narromine, following reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended; however no one was located in the area.

Following inquiries, officers sighted a green Holden Commodore a short time later, which had hit a tree near the intersection of Burroway Road and Rawsonville Bridge Road.

The driver – a 25-year-old man – was located trapped in the vehicle and freed a short time later by Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA).

He was airlifted to Westmead Hospital, Sydney, with serious injuries.

Officers established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing to anyone that may have information or dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

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