Officers were called to the intersection of York Street and Napier Avenue in Emu Plains on the weekend after reports of a vehicle collision.
Just after 5am on Saturday, August 29, officers responded to reports of a Ford Laser colliding with several objects before coming to a stop.
The occupant had allegedly ran from the vehicle and was nowhere to be seen when officers first arrived on the scene.
Witnesses to the incident gave officers a description of the accused, leading police to locate the man.
The 19-year-old was given a breath test, testing positive, and he was then taken to Penrith Police Station.
He’ll appear in court on October 12.
– Jade Aliprandi