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Drugged driver allegedly ran down family

A DRUGGED driver, who allegedly ran down a young family on their way to the beach, has been committed for trial.

Police will allege Faye Elrezz was on a cocktail of up to eight potent drugs when her decision to drive left a young child permanently deformed.

Two parents were crossing the Torquay Esplanade with their 11-year-old son and four-year-old daughter, when they were hit by a car on the morning of September 29, last year.

Witnesses told police the family had been waiting for a gap in busy school holiday traffic when an out of control car swerved from side to side, hit two parked cars and sent a third into their path.

All four family members were hospitalised but it was the young girl who allegedly copped the brunt of the impact.

She suffered severe fractures to her feet, which the court is expected to hear left her with deformed toes and a permanent limp.

Police will also allege Ms Elrezz had driven that morning to pick up a prescription for methadone.

A blood test allegedly returned positive results for methamphetamine, cannabis and medications.

Ms Elrezz fronted the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.

She did not enter a plea and was committed for trial at a date to be set.

Bail was continued.

Topics:  hervey bay, hervey bay court, torquay



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