A DRUNK driver has lost control of his car and crashed into a pole outside a building at Palm Beach in Sydney’s north.
The accident happened at around 4.40am along Barrenjoey Road, near the intersection with Nabilla Road.
The 25-year-old male driver attempted to drive away from the scene, but his vehicle burst into flames.
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Uninjured, the man was arrested a short distance away after trying to run from the scene.
He was taken to Mona Vale where he was subjected to a breath test in which he allegedly returned a reading of 0.177.
He was subsequently issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offences of high-range drink driving and driving on a suspended license.
He’s due to front Manly Local Court next month.