Drunk driver with child in car spared jail

Luke Costin

A Sydney woman who crashed into a parked truck while drink driving with a child in the car has had her licence cut up and been ordered to address her alcohol issues.

North Kellyville woman Selina T. Ransfield, 31, was given a 15-month intensive corrections order - similar to a suspended jail term - after she pleaded guilty to high-range drink driving in Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday.

She was charged after crashing an SUV into a truck parked in Kellyville in January.

Ransfield walked from the scene carrying the four-year-old child, remonstrated with police and later blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.172.

Magistrate Tim Keady ordered Ransfield abstain from alcohol until June 2021 and undergo a rehabilitation program or therapy to address alcohol abuse.

She will also be disqualified from driving for nine months and forced to use an interlock device for the first two years under her new licence.