Drunk driver fled Pooraka crash scene

A driver is in hospital and a 58-year-old man who was five times over the legal alcohol limit will face court after an alleged hit-run crash at Pooraka overnight.

Police say that just before before 12.30am this morning, patrols and paramedics were called to the intersection of Bridge Road and Wright Road, after reports of a Commodore sedan and a Toyota utility having crashed.

“Police will allege the driver of the utility left the scene while the driver of the sedan, a 37-year-old man from Ingle Farm, was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” SA Police said.

“Around the same time, patrols spotted a Toyota utility with crash damage, travelling along Wright Road and pulled over the driver and breath tested him.”

The 58-year-old from Valley View, returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.234 – almost five times the legal limit.

“He was reported for drink driving, driver without due care and fail to render assistance. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.”

The man’s utility was also impounded for 28 days and he was issued with an immediate 12-month loss of licence.