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Drink-driving charge following crash - Bankstown

Sunday, 08 January 2023 02:50:34 PM

A driver has been charged and his licence suspended following a three-car crash in Bankstown overnight.

About 1.15am today (Sunday 8 January 2023), emergency services were called to Wattle Street, following reports of a vehicle crashing into parked cars.

On arrival, officers from Bankstown Police Area Command were told that a Mazda CX-9 sedan had allegedly crashed into a parked Toyota Echo that, in turn, was pushed into a parked Mercedes.

The driver of the Mazda, a 32-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and underwent a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result.

During the man’s arrest, officers located a small bag, believed to contain cocaine. This was seized to undergo forensic examination.

The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis test. This allegedly returned a result of 0.173.

He was charged with drive with high-range PCA and possess prohibited drug, and is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

The Wiley Park man also had his licence suspended.

Inquiries continue.