A mother was only metres from her home when she drunkenly wrote off her vehicle.
A mother was only metres from her home when she drunkenly wrote off her vehicle. Contributed

Mother triple the legal limit crashes near home

A MOTHER of two and university graduate said she was in a "dark place" when she wrote off her car metres from her home.

Jennifer Carol Muller shared her shame and remorse with the Caloundra Magistrates Court where she pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.165.

Muller was busted on October 6 when police arrived to find her with alcohol on her breath and unsteady on her feet after she crashed her car metres from her home.

She told police she had driven from Currimundi to Mundara Dr, Wurtulla before she took a corner too hard and hit the concrete island.

She said she had drunk three glasses of wine before she crashed into a concrete median strip about 9pm.

"I wanted to say I am extremely sorry, ashamed and remorseful for my actions on that night and for the really costly error of judgment," she told the court.

"I am extremely grateful no one was hurt including myself.

"I don't have an excuse... I was at a very low point in my life."

Muller had recently finished her university degree, completed the Time For Change safe driver course and was looking for work when she appeared before court on Tuesday.

She had no traffic history and magistrate Stephanie Tonkin accepted her dangerous behaviour was "out of character".

Muller was placed on 15 months' probation, disqualified from driving for six months and no conviction was recorded.



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