17 January 2022

ACT man extradited to NSW to face Hume Highway crash charges

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An ACT man has appeared in Queanbeyan Local Court after a crash on the Hume Highway. Photo: File.

An ACT man has been extradited to NSW after being charged over a crash in the Southern Highlands in 2019.

At about midday on Monday, 7 October 2019, emergency services were called to the Hume Highway at Marulan, responding to reports of a two-vehicle crash.

Police allege a Hyundai i30 was driving south, with three people on board, when it was hit from behind by a Toyota Corolla. Both vehicles then crashed into trees on the median strip.

A woman travelling in the front passenger seat of the Corolla – then aged 27 – suffered multiple fractures and was airlifted to Canberra Hospital. The male driver, then aged 38, was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

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The driver of the Hyundai, a man then aged 24, suffered leg and foot injuries and was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital.

His two passengers, then aged 23 and 24, escaped with minor injuries. All five were from the ACT.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) attended the scene and took carriage of the investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, officers attached to ACT Policing arrested a man on Wednesday (12 January) on behalf of the CIU.

The man – now aged 40 – was taken to the ACT’s City Watch House where the ACT Magistrates Court granted an application for his extradition to NSW.

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The man was then taken to Queanbeyan Police Station, where he was charged by virtue of the outstanding warrant with 12 offences:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous (two counts)
  • Dangerous driving occasioning GBH – drive under the influence (two counts)
  • Cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of a motor vehicle (two counts)
  • Negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm)
  • Negligent driving
  • Drive behind other vehicle too closely to stop
  • Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended
  • Drive vehicle, illicit drug present in blood, and
  • Fail to appear in accordance with bail.

The ACT man was formally refused bail and is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday (19 January).

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