MACEDON Ranges police were greeted with a distressing and ‘entirely avoidable’ incident on Friday after a mother collided with safety barriers while her child was in the car.
When police attended the scene at Melbourne-Lancefield Road, Monegeeta, they conducted a preliminary breath test which allegedly returned a result of 0.216, more than four times the legal limit.
The 31-year-old female claimed she had lost control of the vehicle after reaching for a dummy for her five-month-old baby who was seated in the back of the car.
The woman’s car was towed, her licence suspended immediately, and she was charged with drink- driving and other traffic related offences.
Police say the Department of Health and Human Services have also been notified regarding the safety and welfare of the baby.