Sergeant Tony McCarthy.
Sergeant Tony McCarthy.

14yo girl drink-drives, crashes

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has been charged with drink-driving after crashing near a railway overpass on Walker Street in Maryborough yesterday morning.

The teenager had a 13-year-old female passenger in the Ford Falcon at the time of the crash, described as shocking by a senior police officer.

A Department of Community Safety spokesman confirmed the Queensland Ambulance Service was called to the single-vehicle rollover at the intersection of Croydon and Walker Street at 12.39am.

One of the girls was treated for minor injuries.

Maryborough firefighters and police also attended.

A breath test showed the girl had a blood alcohol reading over the legal limit.

Sergeant Tony McCarthy from the Maryborough traffic branch said he had never seen such a young driver charged with drink-driving.

“It is shocking,” he said.

“It looks like she’s lost control of the vehicle – obviously at 14 years old she doesn’t have a licence.

“She did blow over the limit and was charged with drink-driving and it’s being followed up by the Child Protection Investigation Unit.

“There’s a clear message there for parents and other members of the community to have some input into what their children are doing.

“In cases like this we need the community to assist police.”



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