Accused drink driving P-Plater’s licence goes up in flames

A Queensland man has caught the unwanted attention of NSW Police, landing himself in hot water and without a licence.

Officers noticed flames coming out of the back of his car as he travelled through Sydney’s south on Friday night.

They pulled the 35-year-old P-Plater over just before 10pm on Macquarie Street, Rosebery.


The fire caused damage to the rear bumper of the black Holden Commodore and was put out with an extinguisher.

The man was given a roadside breath test where he allegedly returned a positive result and a further breath analysis at the local Police station returned a reading of 0.231.

The man was charged with high-range drink driving along with other offences, including not displaying his P plates and failing to give way to vehicle.

His licence was suspended and he was ordered to front Downing Centre Local Court on 14 September.