Man charged after alleged drink driving & fiery crash in Bellevue Hill, NSW

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A man has been charged with drink-driving after a crash in Sydney’s east resulted in significant damage to three vehicles and a small grass fire.

Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command were called to Cranbrook Lane, Bellevue Hill, shortly before 10.30pm on 25th December 2019, and found a Mercedes A250 hatchback had struck a brick fence, before hitting three parked cars and catching fire.

The fire spread into a nearby garden and was extinguished by local residents.

The driver, a 33-year-old man from Bellevue Hill, and his two male passengers – aged 18 and 21 – exited the vehicle uninjured.

The driver was arrested nearby and taken to Waverley Police Station after allegedly returning a positive roadside breath test.

At the station the man returned an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.130

The man has now been charged with driving with middle-range PCA and negligent driving

He is due to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday 7 February 2020.

The Mercedes was destroyed while two of the parked cars sustained significant damage.

Article: NSW Police Media Unit
Images: OnScene Bondi

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