Truck stolen by intoxicated man in Sydney CBD crashes into caf

Police have arrested a man who was detained by construction workers after allegedly driving a stolen truck, while under the influence of alcohol, from a construction site and into a shopfront in Sydney CBD this morning.

Just after 2am (Wednesday 10 April 2019), officers from Sydney City Police Area Command were called to George Street, Sydney, following reports construction workers had detained a man who stole a truck from a worksite.

On arrival, police were told the three-tonne truck was parked near Martin Place for the Light Rail construction works, when an unknown man got in and drove it through the worksite on George Street.

The truck travelled a short distance and crashed through the front windows of a nearby café, before the man attempted to drive away.

Construction workers gave chase on foot and physically removed the man from the truck and detained him until officers arrived.

The 33-year-old Queenscliff man was arrested and subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive reading. He was then taken to Sydney Hospital for blood tests.

Following the tests, the man was taken to Day Street Police Station, where he will be charged.

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