Education for drink-driver

A WOMAN who was lucky to escape serious injury in a frightening car accident has enrolled in a traffic offender education program.

Elizabeth June Ryan was charged with mid-range drink-driving after she "totalled" her Mazda sedan at 10.30pm on August 2.

Dubbo Local Court heard the 32-year-old chef from Peak Hill had stopped to have a few drinks with friends after completing a work shift at a Dubbo restaurant.

While driving home she lost control on the Newell Highway, causing her vehicle to spin before rolling down an embankment.

Police said items from the interior were strewn up to 300 metres as the vehicle landed with its wheels in the air.

Magistrate Andrew Eckhold was told police noticed a heavy smell of beer when they arrived at the accident scene.

Ryan pleaded guilty to the drink-driving charge. Her solicitor asked for time to complete driver education.

The charge was adjourned to March 13 next year.

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