Pedestrians mowed down by drunk driver

A DRIVER who mowed down a group of teenagers after speeding through a red light in Brisbane was allegedly four times over the legal alcohol limit.

Police said the 28-year-old man’s car struck three 18-year-old’s at the intersection of Adelaide and Albert Streets in the city about 12.45am on Saturday.

It’s alleged the driver sped through a red light at the intersection before slamming into the teens as they crossed the road into King George Square.


The pedestrians, two women and a man, were treated at the scene before being transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital.

Queensland Ambulance said the two female patients sustained head injuries, while the male suffered a knee injury.

All three patients were transported to hospital in a stable condition.

The driver was detained by police after failing a roadside breath test and taken to Roma Street police station where he allegedly returned a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.234, more than four times the legal limit, police said.

The 28-year-old Redbank Plains man has been charged with drink driving, driving whilst disqualified, and dangerous operation of a vehicle whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 26.

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