Drunk driver injures two men, leaves path of destruction at Jerrabomberra

Michael Weaver 8 September 2020 2
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A man will face court after allegedly driving his car at two other men at Jerrabomberra yesterday. Photo: File.

Two men have suffered serious injuries after a drunk driver, who was allegedly five times over the legal limit, left a path of destruction at Jerrabomberra yesterday afternoon (7 September).

Police will allege the 36-year-old man drove his Toyota SUV along Stella Place and hit a concrete letterbox, which was destroyed, before his vehicle continued into the path of a light pole and came to a stop.

He then allegedly reversed into a tree before entering Franklin Court, driving into the driveway of a house and striking the two men.

The older man, aged 73, received abdominal and shoulder injuries and the younger man, aged 35, suffered a serious leg injury. They were both treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Canberra Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.

The driver was breath tested at the scene and returned a positive reading. He was arrested and taken to Queanbeyan Police Station where he returned a positive reading of 0.272, which is more than five times the legal limit.

The man was charged with aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and driving with a high range prescribed concentration of alcohol.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court on 26 October.

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2 Responses to Drunk driver injures two men, leaves path of destruction at Jerrabomberra
54-11 54-11 11:26 am 10 Sep 20

Years ago, the Canberra Times used to print the names of everyone caught DUI. Now no-one, even the most egregious examples, ever gets named. Surely that is part of the process – informing the rest of us who are the anti-social ones, and also as a warning to others.

    theroundone theroundone 6:05 pm 10 Sep 20

    I once had a lady tell me that because I did not have a Drink Driving charge on my record, that I was “boring”.

    Society in Canberra is pretty degenerate; degenerates do not view this kind of behaviour as abnormal.

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