Off-duty police officers lend a hand after alleged drunk driver crashes in Mundijong

Two off-duty police officers assisted the driver of this crash, who was later charged with driving under the influence. Picture: Twitter/Mundijong Police
Two off-duty police officers assisted the driver of this crash, who was later charged with driving under the influence. Picture: Twitter/Mundijong Police

TWO off-duty police officers and another member of the public helped rescue an alleged drunk driver after she crashed into a tree in Mundijong overnight.

Police received a call just after midnight, when the car hit a tree on Mundijong Road.

St John Ambulance and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were also called to the scene after there were reports of an oil leak.

A police spokesman said two off-duty police officers from Mundijong Police Station were on their way home and stopped to help at the crash, along with a member of the public.

The woman escaped with minor injuries, but police claim she recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.15 – three times the legal limit.

She was charged with driving under the influence and given an immediate license disqualification.