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Child hurt in alleged drink-driver crash

A BOY, 4, was injured when his mother crashed their car into a tree while she was allegedly drink-driving at Wilsonton Heights.

Police claim Michelle Ann Himstedt, 39, was involved in an altercation with another woman at a residence when she grabbed her child and drove away.

She crashed into a tree at Miranda Drive Park at 12.30am today.

Himstedt removed her injured child from the car and fled the crash scene before emergency services arrived.

Police located the pair at the intersection of McWilliam St and Penfold Crt about 10 minutes later.

Paramedics took the young child to the Toowoomba Hospital with a minor head injury.

Himstedt was taken to hospital by police where she refused to provide a specimen of blood for alcohol and drug analysis.

She was charged with driving under the influence of liquor or a drug, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to provide a specimen of blood and stating a false name or address.

Himstedt was held in custody overnight and appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

Her case was adjourned to November 9 for mention.

The woman's car was significantly damaged in the crash.



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