Jackie Trad, the mayor of South East Queensland, told reporters she would not resign after confessing to drinking four glasses of wine before driving a Lexus station waggon owned by the municipality into trees.
Monday in Cleveland Municipal Court, Karen Magdalina Williams, 55, acknowledged driving under the influence.
Williams pledged to return to work as mayor of Redland City Council this week, despite loud protests outside the courtroom. She stated that she had “angered and disappointed individuals who put their trust in me.
Her attorney, Calvin Gnech, provided the court with printouts of text messages Williams received from area residents after the accident.
“I’m very sad you didn’t die in the crash, what a narrow-minded piece of s— you are,” one read.
“Resign now you two-faced b—-,” said another.
And: “You’re a disgrace, how dare you think you’re above everyone else, resign now you two-faced c—.”
23 June at 8 p.m., when she crashed her car in Cleveland, her blood-alcohol level was 0.177, more than three times the legal limit.
Witnesses reported Williams’ vehicle going up Queen Street before stopping at the T-junction with Wellington Street.
Before coming to a stop among the trees, the Lexus on Wellington Street blasted through metal railings and concrete obstacles.
Williams sustained a minor injury.