The sound of a car crashing in a Wodonga residential area at night could be heard by people in the area - including police on duty nearby.
When they reached the crash site just after midnight on October 2 last year, they saw tyre marks and smoke.
Nikita Slater was found soon after, sitting in the driver's seat parked in her driveway nearby, with the car badly damaged.
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She recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .202 - more than four times the legal limit - and pleaded guilty in Wodonga Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Magistrate Peter Dunn accepted Slater had taken positive steps to address her alcohol and family issues and fined her $750, plus suspended her driver's licence for 20 months.
"It wouldn't do her children any good if she wasn't here, or someone else's children," he said.
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