High-range drink driver charged over crash, NSW

An alleged drink-driver is due in court today after losing control mid-burnout and crashing into another car on the Central Coast overnight.

Just before 7pm (Thursday 20 August 2020), officers from Brisbane Water Police District were called to West Street near Bullion Street, Umina Beach, after reports a Holden Commodore and Toyota Camry had collided.

As a result of the impact, the Toyota came to a stop on West Street damaging the front of a business. A third vehicle parked nearby was also damaged.

The driver of the Toyota, a 42-year-old man, was treated at the scene before being taken to Gosford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His two passengers, aged 18 and 12, were not injured.

The driver of the Holden, a 30-year-old man, was assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The man allegedly became aggressive towards police, pushing an officer before he was arrested.

He was taken to Woy Woy Police Station, where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.180.

The man was transferred to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with drive with high-range PCA, assault police officer in execution of duty, interfere with persons enjoyment or risk safety, unlawfully possess number plates, not comply P1 licence – no P plates, use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed, use unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle on road, and drive recklessly/furiously or speed manger dangerous.

Police will allege in court that the man conducted a burnout before losing control of the vehicle and hitting the Toyota. It will be further alleged the registration plates on the Holden did not belong to that vehicle.

The Umina Beach man was refused bail to appear before Gosford Local Court today (Friday 21 August 2020).

/Public Release. View in full here.