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Helensburgh woman charged with drink driving

POLICE have charged a Helensburgh woman with being over the alcohol-limit while driving with her two young children inside her car.

About 8.30pm on Saturday, Sutherland police were undertaking random breath testing on the Princes Highway at Kirrawee.

They stopped a Toyota Rav4 being driven by a 43-year-old Helensburgh women. She had her two sons, aged two and four, in the car at the time.

The woman returned a positive alcohol reading, before registering a breath analysis of 0.070 at Sutherland Police Station.

Police have charged her with low-range drink driving and she will appear at Sutherland Local Court on May 8.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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