Drink in car leads to car in drink

A 31-year-old woman has been charged with drink-driving after apparently mistaking a boat ramp for a road and driving her car into the water on the NSW south coast.

Police said officers were called to the Shellharbour boat ramp at about 10pm (local time) on Monday to find a Kia Carnival submerged in the water at the end of the ramp.

The officers were told a 31-year-old woman had been drinking alcohol in her car on the ramp and when she attempted to drive away she mistook the ramp for the road.

The car submerged with the woman inside but she escaped through an open window. A man helped pull her from the water.

Police said the woman was breath-tested at the scene and returned a positive result, with a later breath analysis returning an alleged reading of 0.053.

The Queensland woman was charged with low-range drink-driving and issued with a court attendance notice.

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