Drunk driver crashes in to Newcastle unit, narrowly missing sleeping couple

A car has ploughed into a unit in Newcastle on Monday morning, narrowly missing the couple sleeping inside.

Police say the Mitsubishi Lancer was being driven west on Georgetown Road, Waratah when it left the roadway, crashed through a fence and into a unit on Harriet Street.

The car stopped just short of hitting a bed where two people inside were sleeping. The man and woman were uninjured but the unit sustained significant damage.


Police arrived on the scene a short time later and breath-tested the 20-year-old driver who allegedly returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.180.

The man was issued a court attendance notice for the mid-range PCA to appear at Newcastle Local Court at a future date. His licence was suspended.