Drunk, suspended driver destroys car and takes out traffic lights

A drunk 29-year-old suspended driver sped through the Edward and Docker Street intersection last night, smashing into an oncoming car carrying a family of six.

The man had been drinking at an undisclosed location before getting behind the wheel. He was speeding at 80 kms/hour when he hit the other vehicle. 

Emergency services and police attended the crash after 9.20pm on Saturday night, which completely destroyed both cars and took out a set of traffic lights. 

Nobody was injured in the smash. 

The driver was arrested and taken to Wagga station where he underwent a breath test returning a mid-range prohibited concentration of alcohol (PCA) 

It’s his second PCA within five years. 

The man was charged with a mid-range PCA, driving while suspended and reckless driving and will face Wagga Local Court on October 11. 

“It’s very disappointing, obviously he’s a real danger to the public if he’s got that kind of attitude towards his driving,” Inspector Andrew Spliet said. 

On Sunday morning, traffic was still being redirected at the intersection. 

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