Drunk driver charged after pursuit and crash – Zetland

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly crashing during a pursuit with police at Zetland overnight.

Just before 10pm (Saturday 4 April 2020), officers from South Sydney Police Area Command were patrolling Zetland, when they attempted to stop a Mercedes on Geddes Avenue, after it allegedly disobeyed a red traffic light at the intersection of Paul Street.

The Mercedes failed to stop and turned left on to Botany Road, again disobeying a red traffic light.

A pursuit was initiated, travelling south on Botany Road before turning left into Epson Street, Rosebery, where the Mercedes lost control, mounted the kerb and collided with a power pole.

The driver and passenger were uninjured and got out of the vehicle. The driver was subjected to a roadside breath test and returned a positive result.

The 31-year-old man was arrested and taken to Mascot Police Station where he was subjected to breath analysis, allegedly returning a reading of 0.101.

He was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, and drive with middle range PCA and is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 22 June 2020.

The man’s licence was also suspended.

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