A MAN allegedly high on drugs has been arrested and charged with furious driving after losing control of his car, mounting a footpath and crashing outside a police station in Sydney.
Police said the 29-year-old man first allegedly failed to stop after colliding with a car at the intersection of Duke Street and Luxford Road at Mt Druitt around 10.30pm on Saturday.
The man then continued driving along Luxford Road where it’s alleged he narrowly missed hitting a police officer and a patrol car.
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The vehicle then mounted the gutter before coming to rest on a footpath outside the police station.
Shockingly, the man’s two daughters, aged five and seven were in the car at the time.
Police said they were in a “distressed state” and had not been wearing their seatbelts.
The girls were assessed at the scene and thankfully escaped physical injury.
Police have reported the matter to Family and Community Services.
The children’s father was arrested after allegedly failing a roadside drug test.
He was taken to Mt Druitt Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing before being transported to Muswellbrook Police Station.
Police said a secondary drug test was conducted at the station which also returned a positive result. The result has been sent for analysis.
The man, from Cardiff, has since been charged with drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, negligent driving, and fail or refuse to comply with prohibition or requirement.
He was issued with a suspension notice prohibiting him from driving for 24 hours, and left the police station in a taxi.
The man was due to front Parramatta Bail Court today.
Police said investigations are continuing into the hit-run crash as they await the man’s test results.
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