20-year-old woman charged after crash at South and Marquis Street intersection in Gunnedah

Crash scene: The Honda CRV collided with a fence at the roundabout of South and Marquis Streets in Gunnedah on Tuesday night. Photo: Billy Jupp
Crash scene: The Honda CRV collided with a fence at the roundabout of South and Marquis Streets in Gunnedah on Tuesday night. Photo: Billy Jupp

A WOMAN will front court later this year charged with failing to provide police with a breath test after a crash in Gunnedah.

The 20-year-old Gunnedah woman is facing several charges after allegedly crashing her car on Tuesday night.

About 7pm on Tuesday, police were called to the intersection of South and Marquis Streets following reports of a crash.

Officers arrived to find a green-coloured Honda CRV had collided with the fence surrounding the road at the intersection.

Crash scene: The Honda CRV collided with a fence at the roundabout of South and Marquis Streets in Gunnedah on Tuesday night. Photo: Billy Jupp

Crash scene: The Honda CRV collided with a fence at the roundabout of South and Marquis Streets in Gunnedah on Tuesday night. Photo: Billy Jupp

After speaking with people at the crash scene, police claim a 20-year-old woman was identified as the driver of the car, which sustained significant front-end damage.

Police attempted to breath test the woman on the side of the road but officers allege she refused to submit to the test.

The woman was arrested and taken to Gunnedah Police Station.

Police allege the woman then also refused to provide a breath analysis at the station.

Checks on the woman’s licence also revealed she is allegedly disqualified from driving until August, 2020.

The woman was charged with refusing to submit to a breath test and refusing to submit to a breath analysis – a charge which carries the same maximum penalty as high-range PCA.

The 20-year-old is also facing charges of driving while disqualified and negligent driving.

She was granted conditional bail to front Gunnedah Local Court in early-December.

Police said the car will have to be towed from the scene.