Unlicensed drunk driver crashes car into pole

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.


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.