The damaged vehicle on Kent Street after being hit by a speeding car overnight.
The damaged vehicle on Kent Street after being hit by a speeding car overnight. NAT BROMHEAD

Drink-driver had four kids in car

A DRUNK DRIVER who sped down a suburban Maryborough street at 146kmh and crashed into two cars on Saturday night had four children sitting in the back of his car.

The 35-year-old Oakhurst man was spotted by police on Kent Street about 7.40pm.

He was travelling towards the police car and was clocked on a mobile radar doing 146kmh in the 60kmh zone. As police did a u-turn to try to intercept the driver, he sped off and tried to overtake a car ahead of him which was being driven by a Biggenden man.

The driver crashed into that car and also slammed into the back of a sedan parked on the side of the road, causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

A woman and child had reportedly gotten out of the parked car just minutes before it was struck.

The offender’s car ended up on the footpath about 100m west of the intersection with Farrell Street.

Four children under the age of 10 were in the backseat.

A male passenger was in the front.

None of the vehicles’ occupants were injured.

The driver allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of .13.

He was given a notice to appear in court charged with drink driving, speeding and exceeding the carrying capacity of the vehicle.

Police are still investigating the matter and further charges could be laid.



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