Driver accused of killing four kids was allegedly under influence of MDMA and cocaine

The man accused of ploughing his car into a group of children in NSW, killing four of them, has been hit with an additional 14 charges including being under the influence of cocaine and MDMA.

Samuel Davidson was allegedly three times the legal alcohol limit when his ute allegedly mounted a kerb and struck the youngsters who were walking along Bettington Road in Oatlands to get ice-cream on February 1.

Siblings Antony, 13, Angelina, 12 and Sienna, 8, were killed at the scene, along with their 11-year-old cousin Veronique Sakr.


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An 11-year-old boy and two girls, aged 10 and 13, were also injured and underwent treatment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The 29-year-old was initially charged with 20 offences including four counts of manslaughter and is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court today.

However, NSW police confirmed this morning that he is now facing an additional 14 charges including:

• Four counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death – influence of drug or drugs (MDMA)

• Four counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death – speed more than 45km/h over limit

• Aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – influence of drug (MDMA)

• Aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – speed more than 45km/h over limit

• Drive vehicle, illicit drug present in blood (Cocaine)

• Drive vehicle, illicit drug present in blood (MDMA)

• Proceed through red traffic light

• Not give particulars to police.

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