Alleged drunk driver charged after two pedestrians hit - Casino

Thursday, 13 April 2023 10:05:32 PM

An alleged drunk driver has been charged after two pedestrians were hit in the state’s Northern Rivers region.

About 10.45am (Thursday 13 April 2023), emergency services were called to Barker Street, Casino, following reports two women had been hit by a car.

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics administered CPR to one of the women, aged 73, before she was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical, life-threatening condition.

A 74-year-old woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition.

Investigators from Richmond Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police.

The driver of the vehicle, a 57-year-old man, was subject to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result. A secondary analysis returned a reading of 0.155.

The man was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station, where he was charged with five offences including:

- Aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm,

- Cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle,

- Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm - drive manner dangerous,

- Drive with high range PCA, and

- Negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm).

He was refused bail to appear before Lismore Local Court tomorrow (Friday 14 April 2023).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.