Mazda driver narrowly avoids people on Adelaide’s Moana Beach and loses licence


Extraordinary moment woman drives her Mazda SUV on the beach narrowly missing young children before ‘flipping people off’ – as she’s banned from driving for a year

  • Incident on Moana Beach, south of Adelaide, after SUV drives on the sand
  • Video taken by onlookers shows the red Mazda driving along the beach
  • It became bogged, the driver lost her licence after police arrived on the scene

A woman has lost her licence after driving erratically around families with young children on a busy Australian beach.

Bizarre footage shows a red Mazda SUV weaving between bemused people in swimsuits wandering on Moana Beach, south of Adelaide.

The car is seen slowing down and breaking only when a toddler with a dog stands directly in front of its path.

A woman has lost her licence after driving erratically around families with young children on a busy Australian beach

A parent told 9News that the driver was ‘completely irresponsible’ and that the incident ‘should never have happened’.

One witness guessed the SUV had reached up to 60km/h along the beach at one point.  

The car eventually became bogged in the sand and its occupants tried unsuccessfully to dig the vehicle out.

A girl who spoke to reporters on the beach claimed the driver ‘flipped people off’ when they confronted her over her behaviour.

Photos taken by onlookers showed police turning up and approaching the car after dusk.

The car became bogged in the sand and its occupants tried unsuccessfully to dig the vehicle out

The car became bogged in the sand and its occupants tried unsuccessfully to dig the vehicle out

Photos taken by onlookers showed police turning up and approaching the car after dusk

Photos taken by onlookers showed police turning up and approaching the car after dusk

‘The person got bogged right after, an off duty cop called backup and five cop cars came as the driver was arrested,’ a person posted on a the Adelaide social media page.

The driver was asked to complete a breathalyser test and refused, so was taken to a nearby hospital for blood alcohol test.

It is understood the driver was banned for a year as a result of the incident. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted South Australian Police for further details. 

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