On rampage in stolen truck


Story appeared in: Inner West Times | August 8th, 2018



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About 6.30pm, a 33-year-old woman parked a truck on Maze Crescent, Darlington, and while she was making a delivery a man entered the vehicle and drove it away.
Police said the truck travelled through the intersection of Shepherd Street and Abercrombie Street, colliding with two vehicles, and injuring one driver.
It's alleged the truck later collided with another car on Charles Street, Erskineville, and another on New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill. It continued onto Liverpool Road, Ashfield, where it collided with the rear of another vehicle.
At the intersection of Liverpool Road and Frederick Street, Ashfield, the truck was observed to cross four lanes of heavy traffic, before mounting the footpath on the western side and then start travelling in the direction of oncoming traffic.
The truck then collided with another vehicle, causing both to become stuck. Police approached the truck and arrested the 22-year-old driver.
A roadside breath test and sobriety assessment proved negative.
One officer suffered a deep hand laceration during the arrest.
A man has been charged with take and drive conveyance, drive manner dangerous, not stop at red light, not give particulars, and driver never licensed.

Busted drunk driving
A THAI national, 30, will face court after he was arrested for alleged high-range drink-driving at Petersham last week.
About 2.35am on Tuesday, July 31, police were patrolling Parramatta Road when they saw a Honda Jazz allegedly swerving across lanes without headlights on.
The officers stopped the driver and he was taken to Newtown Police Station where he returned an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.288.



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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 139142 | Viewcount: 219

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