Redland Mayor Karen Williams crashes car ‘after drinking several glasses of wine’

Written by Javed Iqbal

The mayor of Redlands City Council, Karen Williams, has admitted driving a car after drinking “several glasses of wine” Thursday night.

ABC understands that Mrs. Williams was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after her car crashed that night.

A Queensland police spokesman said the investigation continued in a crash in which a station wagon “left the road and hit a tree” at the intersection of Queen and Wellington Streets near Cleveland around noon. 21 Thursday.

“The driver, a 55-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment,” the spokesman said.

Police say no one else was injured in the crash and that the investigation is continuing.

Earlier in the day, Redlands City Council’s budget for 2022-23 was released.

“Sorry for my actions deeply”

In a statement to ABC, Ms Williams said she “made a serious misjudgment and drove after drinking several glasses of wine”.

“I’m deeply saddened by my actions and am incredibly grateful that no one else was involved or injured,” Williams said.

“I will seek advice and will continue to assist the police in their investigations.”

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