Pedestrians mowed down by drunk driver

A DRIVER who mowed down a group of teenagers after speeding through a red light in Brisbane was allegedly four times over the legal alcohol limit.

Police said the 28-year-old man’s car struck three 18-year-old’s at the intersection of Adelaide and Albert Streets in the city about 12.45am on Saturday.

It’s alleged the driver sped through a red light at the intersection before slamming into the teens as they crossed the road into King George Square.


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The pedestrians, two women and a man, were treated at the scene before being transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital.

Queensland Ambulance said the two female patients sustained head injuries, while the male suffered a knee injury.

All three patients were transported to hospital in a stable condition.

The driver was detained by police after failing a roadside breath test and taken to Roma Street police station where he allegedly returned a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.234, more than four times the legal limit, police said.

The 28-year-old Redbank Plains man has been charged with drink driving, driving whilst disqualified, and dangerous operation of a vehicle whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 26.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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