Police arrest driver after Dry Creek crash

A man faces several traffic charges following a multi-car crash on the Salisbury Highway at Dry Creek this afternoon.

Just after 3pm on Thursday 18 July, police will allege a blue Mitsubishi Lancer travelling south-west on the Salisbury Highway at very rate of speed collided with the rear of a black Toyota travelling in the same direction, the Lancer has continued on clipping the rear of a Holden station wagon, then thru a fence on the grass median strip, onto the wrong side of the road, heading towards north-bound traffic colliding, with the rear of a truck then careering out of control into wetlands, where it plunged into water.

The driver and only occupant of the blue Lancer then sat on the roof of the partially submerged vehicle until police arrived and he was arrested.

The 30-year-old man (pictured) from Christies Down will be charged with driving under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, driving in a manner in a manner dangerous the public and driving while disqualified.

He will be refused police bail and will appear in court on Friday 19 July.

Two occupants of the black Toyota sedan were taken the Lyell McEwin Hospital for minor injuries.

The black Toyota and the offending vehicle the Mitsubishi Lancer were both towed form the scene

Anyone who witnessed the course of events or noticed the light blue Mitsubishi Lancer prior to the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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