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.