Drunk Mum celebrating end of breastfeeding blew 0.203

A Brisbane magistrate listened in amazement as a mother admitted her reason for blowing four times the legal limit was to celebrate the "end of breastfeeding''.

It was the second time in seven years that Seleila Singh, 34, had been caught driving four times the legal blood alcohol limit, Richlands Magistrates Court heard.

"Do you appreciate you could go to jail for this offence? I'm not sure you're getting it,'' a visibly stunned and angry Magistrate Aaron Simpson told her.

"I think you need to go see a doctor. You're a danger to other people on the road and maybe a danger to your own health.''

 

Seilala Singh, 34, leaves Richlands Magistrates Court.
Seilala Singh, 34, leaves Richlands Magistrates Court.

The court heard Singh was pulled over on Blunder Rd, Oxley about 11.30pm on March 18 when police noticed her car stopped on the road, despite it being deserted.

They saw her suddenly turn into a shopping centre, after first driving over a footpath.

"She could not recall where she had driven from, or where she was going to,'' Police Prosecutor Snr-Constable Noel Pedersen told the court.

He said Singh had to be handcuffed after she became agitated and aggressive, was slurring her speech and later recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.203, four times the allowable limit.

Mr Simpson said Singh also blew 0.195 in 2014.

 

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"You were, to use a colloquial expression, pissed. You went over a median strip - you could have hit someone in the car park,'' he said.

When asked what steps she had taken to avoid future incidents, Singh said she would "try'' to not use a car when drinking.

"I was getting off breast feeding, celebrating, that sort of thing,'' she said.

Mr Simpson fined her $2000, disqualified her from driving for 18 months and recorded a conviction for a single charge of driving under the influence.

 

 

Originally published as Drunk Mum celebrating end of breastfeeding blew 0.203



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