St Marys man more than four times over limit

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A 47-year-old St Marys man will face court after he allegedly recorded a breath analysis of 0.221 following a crash earlier today.

About 12.05am today, the man was driving along Phillip Street, St Marys, when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a parked car.

The impact of the collision allegedly caused extensive damage to the parked car, yet the 47-year-old failed to stop at the scene of the crash and continued driving along the road.

A short time later, the man’s car came to a stop and a member of the public contacted police, who attended the scene immediately.

Officers performed a roadside breath test on the man and, after the test returned a positive indication for alcohol, he was taken to St Marys Police Station for a breath analysis.

The breath analysis returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.221 and the 47-year-old was subsequently charged with high range PCA and fail to stop and exchange particulars.

Inspector Garry Sims from Penrith Local Area Command said drivers who drink before getting behind the wheel are putting lives at risk.

“Drink driving plays a role in about one in every five fatal crashes in NSW,” Inspector Sims said.

“When motorists drink and drive, they are not only putting themselves in harm’s way, they endanger the lives of everyone else out on the road.”

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