A pregnant woman who fled police after being stopped at a checkpoint on her way home for a night out drinking was “grossly intoxicated”, police say.
The 24-year-old woman, who was also a disqualified driver, failed to stop at the checkpoint in central Nelson, resulting in a short pursuit at about 3.20am, Sergeant David Lauer said.
The woman fled through a 50kmh residential area near Nelson Hospital at speeds of 70kmh for about a kilometre, before being pulled over by police.
She produced a reading of 938 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath – almost four times the new blood alcohol limit.
The woman was three months pregnant and “grossly intoxicated”, Lauer said. Read more »