A woman has been charged after being stopped twice by police in the same day for drunk driving.
Once near Tenterfield and again in Inverell, the 30-year-old woman driving a blue Mercedes Benz with Queensland plates had been caught drink driving at 6pm and again at 11pm on Friday.
The woman was arrested and taken to Inverell police station, where she allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.171.
She was charged with high range PCA.
The charges came after New England police officers saw her car on the side of the Gwydir Highway near Inverell and went to investigate.
Their inquiries lead them to breath test the woman from Labrador, which returned a positive result.
Further investigations revealed she had been detected drink driving earlier at 6pm in Tenterfield that same day.
She had returned a mid-range blood-alcohol reading of 0.115.
Police suspended the woman from driving in NSW and seized the keys of the Mercedes Benz.
She was granted conditional bail to appear before Tenterfield Local Court January 28.