Female driver, 36, was so drunk that she drove her car into a DITCH on the side of the road

A woman was more than eight times over the legal blood alcohol limit when she drove her car into a ditch. 

NSW Police received reports the driver, 36, was travelling erratically on the Barton Highway, north of Canberra, at about 2.10pm on Sunday.

Officers arrived to find the 36-year-old’s white Volkswagen Polo in a ditch on the side of the road and her breath test returned a positive result. 

A 36-year-old woman was reported to be driving erratically along the the Barton Highway (pictured above), north of Canberra, at about 2.10pm on Sunday

A 36-year-old woman was reported to be driving erratically along the the Barton Highway (pictured above), north of Canberra, at about 2.10pm on Sunday

Police found the woman's white Volkswagen Polo in a ditch and she was taken to Yass Police Station (pictured). She then allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.416

Police found the woman’s white Volkswagen Polo in a ditch and she was taken to Yass Police Station (pictured). She then allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.416

The woman, who was the only occupant inside the car, was then taken to Yass Police Station.

She allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.416 and was charged with high range drink driving. 

The 36-year-old was issued with a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Yass Local Court on January 15. 

Police are conducting a state-wide road safety operation which started at midnight last Thursday and will conclude at 11.59pm on Sunday.   

Any speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences throughout the period result in double demerit points. 

Officers have also been targeting high-risk driver behaviour to do with the Four Ds; drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving.

The 36-year-old woman was charged with high range drink driving and issued with a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Yass Local Court on January 15 (stock image breath test)

The 36-year-old woman was charged with high range drink driving and issued with a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Yass Local Court on January 15 (stock image breath test) 

Nearly 3,217 speeding fines and over 2,223 infringement notices have been issued for driving offences over the holiday period.     

A 25-year-old female P-plater was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice on Sunday and her licence was suspended for six months.

Officers were conducting speed-enforcement duties in Walgett, northeastern NSW, when they detected her Nissan X-Trail allegedly travelling at 148km/h.   

A 31-year-old male driver also allegedly tried to avoid random drug and alcohol testing on Flinders Street, in Surry Hills, at about 11.30pm on Sunday. 

Police stopped the Volkswagen Golf and the man returned a positive detection to cannabis before he allegedly became argumentative and fled.   

The man attended Glebe Police Station at 2.15am and was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Monday.  

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