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.


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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.