Motorist charged with drink driving after crashing into car with 5yo passenger

A MAN has been charged with high range drink driving after colliding with a car which had a 5-year-old passenger.

The crash happened in North Parramatta around 8.30pm on Sunday, when a Chrysler PT Cruiser, being driven by a 57-year-old man, was travelling west on Gladstone Street.

“The Chrysler and a Toyota RAV 4 collided soon after,” NSW Police said in a statement.


Miraculously, the driver of the Toyota RAV 4, a 34-year-old woman, and her passenger, a five-year-old boy escaped uninjured.

Police said the driver of the Chrysler attempted to leave the scene immediately after the smash, however he was detained by bystanders.

He was breath tested by police at the scene and returned a positive result, which saw him arrested and and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he underwent another breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.318.

The 57-year-old was charged with high range PCA, not carry a licence, and his licence was suspended.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday 2 August.