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NSW L-plater is a slow learner: Two drink-driving busts in one night

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A 40-year-old learner has allegedly been caught drink driving twice within four hours – and in two regional NSW towns.

The woman was stopped by highway patrol officers, who say they detected her Toyota Tarago speeding over the 50km/h limit in Temora at about 12.45am on Saturday.

Despite being unaccompanied, checks revealed she was a learner driver, and she also returned a positive initial breath test.

Arrested and taken to Temora Police Station, she recorded a secondary reading of 0.139.

The woman’s licence was suspended and she was handed a court notice for a range of driving offences.

Police then noticed the same Toyota Tarago crashed an hour away on the Olympic Highway at Wagga Wagga at about 4.15am.

The L-plater was spoken to again and later allegedly returned a secondary breath test reading of 0.135 at Wagga Wagga Police Station.

She was issued a second court notice for mid-range drink driving and driving on a suspended licence.

The woman is scheduled to face Wagga Wagga Local Court in November.