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.