Driver seven times over the limit at time of crash, police say

A MAN who crashed his car into a fence outside a block of units in Sydney’s northwest last weekend was more than seven times over the legal alcohol limit at the time, police say.

It happened on Hume Avenue at Castle Hill shortly after midday on Sunday, February 11.

Police said the 64-year-old man’s Ford Laser was parked on the side of the road with the engine running when it suddenly rolled, mounted the kerb and smashed into a fence outside a block of units.


The man was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment and mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

(Source: Supplied/NSW Police)

(Source: Supplied/NSW Police)

On Saturday, police were advised the man’s blood sample returned a reading of 0.378 which is more than seven times over the legal limit.

The 64-year-old has since been issued with a future court attendance notice for driving with a high range PCA.

He is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court on May 2.

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