Ute crashes through fence after avoiding RBT

A man has landed himself in hot water after allegedly trying to avoid a random breath test (RBT) in Sydney’s west, only to end up losing control of his ute.

The driver of the Nissan Crew Cab was pulled over for the RBT on the Great Western Highway near Jones Street about 4.30am on Monday.

Police say he stopped but then drove off, and officers gave chase.


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The pursuit was terminated almost immediately due to safety concerns with heavy fog in the area and due to the man’s erratic driving.

Shortly after 5am police were informed of a crash at Westmead.

It is believed the driver of the ute had lost control of the vehicle on the Great Western Highway near Bridge Street and crashed through the fence of a car rental business.

The Nissan smashed into several vehicles in the car park of the business and rolled, trapping the driver.

The 52-year-old male driver was freed some time later and was assessed at the scene by paramedics.

He’s not believed to have suffered any major injuries but was taken to Westmead Hospital for observation and blood tests.

No charges have yet been laid.