Accident driver was drunk - police

By Amy McGillivray

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Blood-test results have confirmed the driver of a car which crashed and rolled uphill at least three times was over the legal blood alcohol limit, police say.

Head of Road Policing in the Western Bay, Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said the woman had been spoken to and informed she would be facing charges.

The driver lost control on Poripori Rd about 2.15pm on October 15.

A 23-year-old Te Puke woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries and a 40-year-old woman was taken to hospital with moderate injuries after the crash.

Mr Campion said charges had not yet been laid.

The driver of another car which crashed on Poripori Rd on October 4 has been charged with careless driving causing injury.

The car ploughed through thick shrubs and careered down a 10m drop before coming to rest on its side in a creek.

The car ended up passenger-side down in the creek, which was about 30cm deep.

Two of the vehicle's occupants suffered minor head injuries and all three were taken to Tauranga Hospital by ambulance.

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