Drunk driver charged after crash outside church in Oatley

A man who allegedly crashed outside a church then into a parked car while high-range drink driving in Sydney’s south is among a number of drivers charged with traffic offences over the weekend.

Police have been told the driver, aged 31, was driving south on Boundary Road, Oatley, when he allegedly crashed his Volkswagen sedan into a brick wall outside a church about 4.20pm on Friday (6 November 2020).

The driver allegedly left the scene before crashing his car into the rear of a parked Subaru Forester, on nearby Oatley Parade.

The impact forced the Subaru into a Toyota RAV4 parked in front of it, with both cars sustaining damage.

There were no reported injuries.

Officers from St George Police Area attended a short time later and arrested the man. He was subjected to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

He was taken to Kogarah Police Station, where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.243.

The man was charged with drive with high range PCA, and not give particulars to owner of damaged property. His licence was also suspended.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 1 December 2020.

A number of other drivers were also charged and fined over traffic offences on the weekend:

  • A 34-year-old man was detected travelling about 96km/h in a 60km/h zone on Kevin Coombs Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park, about 11pm on Friday (6 November 2020). He was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned an alleged reading of 0.202. He was charged with drive while licence application refused, drive with high range PCA, and class A motor vehicle exceed speed > 30 km/h. He was issued a Court attendance notice, to appear at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 12 January 2021.
  • Traffic and Highway Patrol officers detected a 20-year-old Queensland man allegedly driving a Holden Commodore utility at about 177km/h in a 100km/h signposted speed zone on Bruxner Highway, Clovass, near Casino, about 2.20am yesterday (Sunday 8 November 2020). Checks revealed his licence had been suspended and he was charged with drive motor vehicle while licence suspended. He was issued a court attendance notice to appear in Casino Local Court on Thursday 10 December 2020.
  • A 27-year-old p-plater was stopped by Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers on Barham Street, East Lismore, about 1.10am on Saturday (7 November 2020). She was subjected to a roadside breath test and allegedly returned a reading of 0.191. She was charged with drive with high range PCA and issued a court attendance notice to appear in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday 15 December 2020. Her licence was suspended.
  • About 7.20am yesterday (Sunday 8 November 2020), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a learner driver who was allegedly detected travelling at 155km/h in a 110km/h zone. The 21-year-old man was allegedly unaccompanied. He was issued with a fine for exceeding the speed by more than 45km/h, being an unaccompanied learner, and not display L plates, with the fines totalling $3675 (speed $2530, unaccompanied learner $877 + no L-plates $268).
  • About 7pm on Friday (6 November 2020), a 22-year-old motorcyclist was detected travelling about 180km/h in a 90km/h zone on the M1 at Mooney Mooney. Police suspended his licence and issued a fine for learner rider exceed speed limit – over 45km/h.
  • In another incident in the area, about 11pm yesterday (Sunday 8 November 2020), police detected a Volkswagen Golf GTI travelling at 110km/h in a sign posted 60km/h zone, on the Old Pacific Highway, between Mooney Mooney and Mount White. The alleged driver, a 20-year-old man, was issued a fine for exceed speed limit – over 45km/h. His license was also suspended.

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