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.”
Ms Williams has recently been in the media after commenting on the sentencing of an 18-year-old convicted of manslaughter over the deaths of Matthew Fields and Kate Leadbetter in 2021.
The teenager was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he beat Mr. Field and Ms Leadbetter at a speed, stolen four-wheel drive in Alexandra Hills.
Ms Williams was the main petitioner who supported a petition that the sentence of the teenager charged with their death should be appealed.
The petition called for the case to be appealed on the grounds that his six-year sentence without parole was “manifestly inadequate”.
It also called for stronger juvenile justice laws, including reinstatement of bail violations as an offense.
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