An unlicensed 24-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested for drink driving after crashing into a number of street fixtures in Wanniassa early today (Friday, October 14).
Police attended McBryde Crescent around 1am today after receiving reports that a white Holden Commodore station wagon had collided with several objects in the street.
After noting a fresh tyre burnout mark along the street, police located the suspect vehicle parked diagonally across the entrance of a carpark near Kimberley Gardens.
The driver was still in the vehicle, which had sustained major panel damage and had a shattered rear passenger window. Both the car’s rear tyres and the driver’s side tyre were off their rims.
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Police will allege that the driver of the Commodore damaged street guttering, a light pole and a light fitting. A fixed garbage bin had been struck, torn from its concrete footing and flung 15 metres down the street.
The defendant was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station where, following a blood alcohol test, he recorded a reading of 0.228.
He will be released on watch house bail and will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date when he will be charged with a series of traffic offences including drink-driving.