Drunk driver charged after man hit by car – Allambie Heights

A man will face court today charged with drink driving after allegedly striking a pedestrian on Sydney’s Northern Beaches yesterday.

Just after 7pm (Wednesday 22 January 2020), a man was attempting to park a Skoda Octavia on Grigor Place, Allambie Heights, when the vehicle mounted the kerb and hit a pedestrian, pinning him between the vehicle and an ATM.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The pedestrian, a 20-year-old man was treated for a serious leg fracture and was taken to Royal North Shore.

The Skoda driver, a 59-year-old man, was subjected to a roadside breath test that returned a positive result.

A crime scene was established, and the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The driver was arrested and taken to Frenchs Forest Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.107.

He was then taken to Manly Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive under the influence, negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm), drive with middle range PCA, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, use unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

The man was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today (Thursday 23 January 2020).

Inquiries continue.

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