POLICE | Mother charged with drink-driving after crashing into fence with toddler standing on front seat at Heckenberg

Generic image. Picture: NSW Police
Generic image. Picture: NSW Police

A mother, 43, has been charged with mid-range drink-driving after crashing into a fence with an unrestrained toddler standing on the front seat of her car at Heckenberg last night.

About 9.30pm, police were called to Eucumbene Crescent and stopped a white Holden Rodeo Utility that was moving slowly after having crashed into a fence.

Police saw a young girl, 2, standing, unrestrained, on the front passenger seat.

Police gave the female driver, 43, a breath test, which returned a positive reading.

She was arrested and taken to GreenValley police station where subsequent breath analysis allegedly returned a reading of 0.121.

She was charged with driving with mid-range PCA, not restraining a child and driving with a passenger under 4 in the front of the car.

She was given a field court-attendance notice to be in Liverpool court on July 10.

Police notified Family & Community Services regarding the matter and the child was placed into the care of her grandmother.