NSW drink driving mum crashes with toddler in car

This is awful

Content Editor / June 18 2019

A woman was allegedly more than twice the legal alcohol limit when she crashed into a fence in Sydney's southwest while her two-year-old daughter was unsecured beside her.

Police called to Heckenberg about 9.30pm on Tuesday stopped a white ute that had crashed into a fence and was moving slowly, 7 News reports.

Officers say the two-year-old girl was standing unrestrained on the front passenger seat.

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The 43-year-old driver was breath tested and allegedly returned a reading of 0.121, police said.

She is due in the Liverpool Local Court on July 10 to face charges of mid-range drink driving, unrestrained child, and driving with a passenger under four in the front.

Police said they have alerted the Department of Family and Community Services and the toddler is now in her grandmother's care.

Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.

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