A TAMWORTH woman has been charged, accused of being five times the legal limit before a crash that seriously injured another.
The 53-year-old's licence has been suspended and she's facing one charge of high-range drink driving.
Police allege she was drunk and behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Tiguan travelling east along White Street on the afternoon of April 1.
Officers claim the woman collided with a westbound Ford Focus at the intersection of Upper Street about 2pm.
Witnesses along with nearby highway patrol officers rushed to help both drivers.
The driver of the Ford, a 56-year-old, was assessed on scene by paramedics and taken to Tamworth hospital.
She has since undergone surgery for a fractured arm, police confirmed.
The 53-year-old Volkswagen driver failed a roadside breath test at the scene. She was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station where police allege she recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.250 - five times the limit.
She was charged with one count of high-range drink driving and had her licence suspended on the spot.
She has been ordered to appear in Tamworth Local Court on May 17.
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