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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Drunk drivers collide with children onboard

Two children were lucky to escape injury following a two-car collision in Deer Park yesterday evening in which the driver of each car was found to be driving drunk.

Police say the collision occurred on Station Street, at the intersection of Tilburn Road, when a 40-year-old man with two children in his car allegedly failed to stop at a red light about 7.10pm.

Officers attended the scene and breath tested both drivers including the 41-year-old Sunshine West driver of the other vehicle involved.

The test indicated both drivers were over the limit with preliminary readings over 0.10 – twice the legal limit.

“Further checks revealed the 41-year-old motorist was disqualified from driving and an eight-year-old child who was one of the passengers in the 40-year-old man’s car, was unrestrained in the vehicle at the time of the collision,” Victoria Police said in a statement today.

The 40-year-old man from Deer Park is expected to be charged with failing to obey a red traffic signal, drink driving and driving with an unrestrained child under 16 years.

The 41-year-old Sunshine West man is expected to be charged with drink driving and driving while disqualified.

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