Hotel valet charged with drink-driving after crashing car at work

A HOTEL valet has been charged with low range drink driving after he crashed a luxury car while on duty.

The 53-year-old was working at a hotel in Sydney’s Pyrmont when the incident occurred on Friday morning.

“Police were told the car was being moved by the hotel’s valet to a nearby carpark when he swerved to avoid a collision with another car, mounted the footpath and crashed into a pole,” NSW police said in a statement.


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Officers found the significantly damaged white BMW abandoned on a footpath around 11.30am.

Following inquiries, they located the valet inside a hotel at the same location.

He was arrested for the purpose of a breath analysis and was taken to Sydney City Police Station where he recorded a reading of 0.071.

The man was charged with drive with low-range PCA and negligent driving.

He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice to face Downing Centre Local Court at a later date.

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We are from Robina & visiting family in Pyrmont – Sydney over Xmas. I was in the car which the Valet swerved to avoid.
The crash could have been a lot more serious if he had hit the rear of our small car which had my wife in the front & my 21 year old daughter in the back seat.