Hop, hop to charges


A CARRUM Downs man was interviewed by Frankston police after using cable ties to restrain an allegedly drunk driver who crashed into the man’s car and tried to flee, early Saturday 30 September.

Police said the man awoke to the sound of the collision at 4.10am  in Trafford Rd and ran outside to see the driver about to run off.

He grappled with the driver, 60, and forced him back to his house where he tied up him up while his wife rang 000.

At one stage the driver tried to hop away with his feet tied together, but fell head first onto the roadway and was knocked unconscious. He was later taken by ambulance to The Alfred hospital.

Detective Leading Senior Constable Bernard Dowling, of Frankston CIU, said the driver would likely be charged on summons with a range of traffic matters, including exceeding 0.05 per cent blood alcohol.

First published in the Frankston Times – 9 October 2017

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