ACT Policing will summons a 22-year-old Banks man on drink-driving and negligent driving charges after he collided with the back of a vehicle stopped at a red light in Tuggeranong early on Sunday morning (May 22).
Police were called to the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Athllon Drive in Kambah around 1am yesterday (Sunday, May 22) where a black Falcon utility had collided with the rear of a Mazda 323. The 27-year-old female driver of the Mazda was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital.
A driver who was stationary alongside the Mazda at the traffic lights said the Mazda was rammed from behind by the Falcon and pushed about 50 metres through the intersection. The Mazda was then struck again by the Falcon.
Police took the Falcon driver into custody after he returned a positive result to a roadside screening test for alcohol. He admitted to having his licence suspended as a result of a previous drink-driving conviction. He later returned a high range Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.243.
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Police will charge the man with negligent driving, driving whilst disqualified and high-range drink-driving. He has previous convictions for drink-driving. He will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.