A Tauranga woman sent out to retrieve the family car after her partner was earlier stopped for drink-driving was found to be more than twice the legal limit with two children in the car.
The woman was stopped by Tauranga Police on Sunday night where she blew twice the legal breath alcohol limit with two children aged eight and nine in the vehicle.
Police breath-test a driver. Photo: File.
Earlier in the day the woman’s partner was pulled over by police driving the same vehicle and found to be over the limit.
Police recognised the car and stopped the woman.
Police say the woman’s partner had sent the woman out in her pyjamas to retrieve the family car that was left on the side of the road after the earlier offence, with two of their four children.
Police say the woman blew 821 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.