I reckon it's fair enough she lost her licence but, if this legal decision is any indication, it seems she could have contested the infringement, arguing that hospital staff should have prevented her driving.
A Tasmanian woman whose husband was killed in a motorcycle accident has successfully sued the hotel he was drinking at for giving him his keys and allowing him to leave on his bike.
Shane John Scott was more than five times over the legal alcohol limit when he crashed his bike at Orford on the state's east coast seven years ago.
Mr Scott went to the Tandara Motor Inn at Triabunna for a few drinks in January 2002.
He consumed about seven cans of whiskey and cola, and a beer.
Mr Scott gave his motorbike keys to the publican and his bike was locked in the hotel storeroom.
However, when he was ready to leave Mr Scott became aggressive and demanded his keys and bike back.
The publican gave them to him.
I'm sure bar staff would like to know how much force can be used to prevented intoxicated patrons driving.