Ute slams into pole, lucky not to end up in East Creek

A 20-year-old Upper Lockyer man has been charged with driving under the influence of liquor after colliding with a pole on Burstow St, near the intersection of Herries St.
A 20-year-old Upper Lockyer man has been charged with driving under the influence of liquor after colliding with a pole on Burstow St, near the intersection of Herries St. Photo Contributed

A P PLATE driver has been charged for giving a blood alcohol reading of 0.175 per cent after crashing a work ute into a power pole in Toowoomba's CBD.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Herries and Burstow Sts about 12.25am yesterday.

Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch acting officer-in-charge Tony Morris said it was fortunate the 20-year driver and his three male passengers did not end up in East Ck.

He said it appeared they had been at a private home and were on their way into the CBD.

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"The vehicle took a right-hand turn into Burstow St," Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Morris said.

"He has turned right at a speed too excessive for that type of corner.

"He has collided with some fencing and ended up colliding with a power pole."

A section of the fence at the intersection was knocked loose from its concrete footing.

"It is extremely lucky that vehicle didn't roll into East Ck."

Nearby residents waited with driver until police arrived.

The Upper Lockyer man was charged with driving under the influence of liquor.

He is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on May 26.



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