Drunk driver from the Gold Coast ploughs into parked car, tree at Logan

A GOLD Coast man who ploughed his car into a tree after hitting a parked car in Logan was drunk, police say.

The 34-year-old man from Ormeau allegedly had more than six times the legal amount of alcohol in his system when he crashed his 4WD into a parked car on Aegean Street at Waterford West around 10am on Saturday.

It’s alleged the man then continued to drive along Hadlow Street before smashing into a tree near Short Street.


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Police said a member of the public raced over to the wreckage and remove the keys from the man’s vehicle.

The Good Samaritan called triple zero and told the man to stay in the vehicle and wait for police.

The 34-year-old was arrested and allegedly returned a breath alcohol reading of .306% – six times the legal limit.

He has been charged with one count of driving under the influence of liquor and is expected to front Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 18.