Drunk 'Cinderella' caught driving home from ball

The road cones confused the driver to such an extent she had to stop her car. Photo / Te Awamutu Police Facebook
The road cones confused the driver to such an extent she had to stop her car. Photo / Te Awamutu Police Facebook

A woman caught driving nearly four times over the limit stopped her car after being bamboozled by road cones as she made her way home from the Waikato Hunt ball last night.

A post on the Te Awamutu Police Facebook page detailing the overindulgence of this "Cinderella" said the woman blew 965 micrograms per millilitre of breath when stopped by the Road Policing unit.

"Our Cinderella overindulged at the Hunt ball at Mystery Creek," the post read.
"As she was leaving she nearly ran a security guard off the road. I'm guessing she was rushing to get home before she turned into a pumpkin.

"Unfortunately for her; and fortunately for other road users, a few well placed road cones at the Airport road intersection roadworks confused her to such an extent she had to stop her car."

The post included a check-list detailing the chain of events which led to the woman being breathalised.

"Tickets to the Hunt Ball ....................Check

"Ball Gown .........................................Check

"Faux fur coat ....................................Check

"Failing to organise transport home ..Check

"Being caught drink driving by Police in a disheveled state after the ball ..................................................Check

"Blowing 965mcgms ..........................Priceless. [sic]"

The woman had attended the event at the Mystery Creek Events Centre.

Master of the Waikato Hunt Ball Grant McGregor said security twice asked the woman not to drive and took the car's number plate and called police.

"Between both the Waikato Hunt and the Mystery Creek Events Centre we made free parking available for overnight, a gold coin bus service to and from Cambridge to the ball, provided a taxi service... provided food and water all night long and had security to help as well.

"We congratulate the Police for apprehending the woman."

- NZ Herald

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