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Drink drive crashes

TWO men will each face court in June after separate drink driving incidents in Guildford and Auburn last week.

On Thursday, emergency services were called to Guildford Road at 9pm after reports of a crash.
Police were told a 32-year-old man driving a Subaru Forester allegedly hit a Mazda 3 parked on the side of the road. The Mazda’s driver, a 30-year-old man, who was standing beside the vehicle at the time was taken to hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The Subaru driver allegedly returned a positive roadside breath test before being taken to Granville Police Station where a breath analysis showed an alleged reading of 0.77.
The 32-year-old was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for driving with a low range PCA.
Investigations are continuing into the events leading up to the crash.
Police were also called to Harrow Road in Auburn after reports of a crash just after 11.45pm on Friday.
When they arrived, officers from Auburn Police Area Command found a damaged Holden, and two other damaged vehicles parked on the side of the road.
Officers spoke to a 38-year-old man found nearby who allegedly failed to tell police who was driving the Holden, which is believed to have collided with the two parked cars.
He allegedly later returned a breath analysis reading of 0.144 at Auburn Police Station and was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offences of mid-range PCA, and owner not disclose identity of driver/passenger.

Share road safely urged
DRIVERS have been urged by police to ‘choose road safety’ during the fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 6-12).
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said this week would serve not only as a tragic reminder for those that had lost loved ones in road crashes across NSW, but also across Australia.
“Now is the time for all road users to ensure they are sharing the road safely – not just for themselves, but also for their families, and other road users,” he said.
“In the last 12 months, 1,176 lives have been lost across Australia, 370 of those were in NSW. That is that many family, friends, and others, all directly impacted by road trauma.
“Then take a moment to consider the police, ambulance paramedics, fire rescue personnel, volunteer emergency personnel, and medical staff, who have had to deal with such tragedies on our roads.
Assist Comm Corboy says officers will continue to conduct speed enforcement, random breath and mobile drug testing, driver and vehicle compliance, along with community engagement and education programs, all in an effort to keep NSW road users safe.
He said drivers should ensure they and their passengers, including children, were properly restrained.
“Those who have used drugs, or consumed alcohol should not be driving. Drivers needed to stick to the speed limit, and drive to the road conditions,” he said.
“Motorcycle riders need to wear the right safety gear and helmet, and consider their own riding experience and their limits.
“Cyclists need to wear proper helmets, bright clothing, and make sure they are visible to other road users.
“Pedestrians need to make sure they cross at controlled points, are not distracted and wear bright clothing – particularly at night.”