Elderly woman charged with drink driving after champagne allegedly found in vehicle

Travelled from Taree to Nambucca

Elderly woman charged with drink driving after champagne allegedly found in vehicle

An elderly woman's allegedly been caught driving at more than four times the legal blood alcohol limit in Nambucca Heads.

Mid North Coast Police arriving at a Pacific Highway shopping centre around 2:30pm yesterday, after reports of a driver having difficulty maneuvering a Volkswagen camper van.

The 71-year-old woman was allegedly blew 0.233 on a breath test and officers say they found an open bottle of champagne in a drink holder inside the vehicle.

She had reportedly stopped in at the complex, after travelling from nearly 200km from Taree.

The woman has been charged with high-range drink driving to front Macksville Court September 13.

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