Former Gladstone woman jailed for causing crash

A 64-YEAR-OLD former Gladstone woman has been jailed for causing a traffic crash that resulted in a motorcyclist losing her leg and two fingers.

Denise Rosemary Gilmore, from Calen, north of Mackay, was more than three and a half times the legal alcohol limit when her vehicle crossed into the wrong lane of the Bruce Hwy at The Leap.

The crash occurred just after 9.30pm on June 12 last year.

A 49-year-old woman was significantly injured in the crash.

Gilmore, 64, who grew up in Gladstone, today pleaded guilty in the District Court in Mackay to dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm while adversely affected by alcohol, and high-range drink-driving.

She initially told police the motorcyclist had driven into her lane and caused the crash.

There was a schooner-sized cup half filled with wine in the centre console of her Hyundai Getz on the night of the crash, the court was told.

Gilmore was jailed for three and a half years, to be suspended after she serves 14 months.



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