If at first you don’t succeed

Made a mess: A car was left mangled after an alleged boozy incident last weekend. Picture: Supplied

A MAN ejected from Sands Hotel in Carrum Downs has allegedly caused trouble for police after getting behind the wheel of his car unlicensed and with a blood alcohol reading of nearly six times the legal limit.

The 46-year-old Frankston North man was ejected from the venue at around 9.30pm, Saturday 19 January.

Police said the man then left the hotel in a car, crashing the Holden Commodore into the back of two stationary vehicles on the corner of Hall and Cadles Road.

The man then allegedly drove off again, running over a nature strip and flattening a small tree.

Police said the man then decided to abandon his car. They said his attempts to flee on foot were initially unsuccessful when he collapsed in the car park.

Bystanders attempted to restrain the man, but he ran off again on foot down Currawong Drive.

He was later found by police passed out in a front yard.

He was arrested and taken to Frankston Police Station, returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.292.

He was charged with multiple offences, including driving whilst disqualified, drink driving & leaving the scene of a collision. 

He was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 4 June.

Nobody was injured in this collision.

First published in the Frankston Times – 29 January 2019

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