A woman was given a hefty fine and a two-year disqualification for a dangerous driving incident in Broadwater. Rachelle Alise Lear, 51, appeared at the Manjimup Magistrates Court on Thursday, facing four charges - driving under the influence, failing to stop and report a collision and driving dangerously along the Bussell Highway with one of the front tyres missing - over an incident on September 30. The court heard Ms Lear was driving a Ford Territory along William Drive when she collided with another vehicle and damaged the side panel of a Mazda BT50 ute, which caused damage in the vicinity of $3500. She then drove off claiming “her kids needed dinner”, with the other driver telling her to stop, and headed onto the Bussell Highway, where one of the front tyres popped, leaving the rim exposed and causing marks to be left in the road. Police eventually stopped her and gave her a blood alcohol test, returning with a reading of 0.237, and charged her. The court also heard Ms Lear claimed to have two glasses of wine prior to the incident, a claim Magistrate Benjamin Tyers did not believe, given the alcohol reading provided. Magistrate Tyers said that Ms Lear’s behaviour was “obviously dangerous” and “unroadworthy”, and said she “shouldn’t drive until her life was sorted out” before handing down a $4900 fine along with a two-year disqualification from driving.