A 35-year-old woman has been charged with drink driving offences after she was detected with a blood-alcohol reading more than six times the legal limit.
The woman was detected while driving on Wenvoe Street, Devonport, about 8.30am on Wednesday.
She returned a breath analysis reading of 0.321.
The driver was disqualified from driving on the spot for 12 months and will face court early next year.
Acting Sergeant Jessica Godfrey said police would like to remind motorists who have consumed alcohol to be careful when getting behind the wheel.
“If you’ve consumed alcohol before you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, not only are you likely to exceed the legal alcohol limit of 0.05 per cent, but you put yourself and other road users at risk of serious injury or death.
“This is a timely reminder to all motorist leading into the festive period that if you choose to have a drink, either have an alternative transport arrangement in place to get home or give yourself enough time for alcohol to leave your systems the next day before driving.
“Tasmania Police conduct alcohol and drug tests at all times of the day and night, and morning alcohol and drug testing will be a continued focus over the festive season - so please think carefully before you drive after consuming alcohol.”