Mother of the year award....NOT

Nikki - posted on 04/21/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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A pregnant P-plater has been charged with high range drink-driving in Sydney's west.

Police allege the 28-year-old woman was driving on Woodville Road at Guildford when she crashed into the rear of another car about 7.15pm (AEST) on March 2.

The woman, who was seven months pregnant, was taken to Westmead hospital as a precaution and underwent blood tests.

Police allege the tests returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.241.

Provisional drivers are restricted to a zero blood alcohol limit.

On Thursday, police charged the woman with high range PCA and suspended her licence.

She will appear before Parramatta Local Court on June 6.


This is so disgusting, what a low life!! I wish that women like this could be taken into custody to protect their unborn children. So sad.

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Nikki - posted on 04/21/2011

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I think the NSW law was changed by a mother whose unborn baby was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. Pity it wasn't changed nation wide.

I think as soon as a baby is considered viable they should have the same rights as a born baby. 0.241 is so drunk, that poor baby, this should be treated as if she gave a baby alcohol and then recklessly endangered them by drink driving.

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Bonnie - posted on 04/21/2011

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"I think as soon as a baby is considered viable they should have the same rights as a born baby. 0.241 is so drunk, that poor baby, this should be treated as if she gave a baby alcohol and then recklessly endangered them by drink driving."

I agree with you Nikki.

Sneaky - posted on 04/21/2011

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I wish that she could be charged with negligence or child abuse. It has always annoyed me that you can hurt or kill a pregnant women (and cause irreversible damage or kill the baby) and in Australia there is no recourse for the unborn victims because they are not considered people yet :o(

Opps, it looks like I lied - in NSW you can be charged but in Vic you can't.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/mother...

Hmmm, I wonder if this 'terrific' p-plate drunk driver had a smash and her bub had died - would she have been charged for the babies death? If she would have, logic would seem to indicate that she could be charged with negligence at least. (Yes, I know I'm chasing rainbows. . . ).

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