POLICE CHARGE ALLEGED DRINK DRIVER, AFTER CRASH INVOLVING CHILD

A woman, police say was driving almost six times over the legal alcohol limit with a child in the car, has been charged.

Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie, just before 4pm yesterday.

Officers spoke to a 36-year-old driver of a Renault Clio, who was travelling with a seven-year-old passenger.

The driver did a roadside breath test and returned a positive result.

She was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where her breath analysis read 0.293, almost six times the legal limit.

Her license was suspended and she will appear in court next month.

The seven-year-old child was returned to the care of family members.

Family and Community Services have been notified.