Drunk driver jailed after hitting teen on Sydney street
A driver had his blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, a trial has heard.
A 29-year-old man was found not guilty of dangerous driving at the Old Bailey this afternoon.
The driver, who did not speak, did not appear in court when asked by the judge what he could say in defence.
A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police said his blood alcohol level was at 0.14 – four times the legal limit in NSW.
The trial was told the car he had crashed into was in a “shelter zone” just off Macquarie Street, with no barrier in place.
Prosecutors said the driver repeatedly had his head down, ignoring the warning to keep his foot down.
One of the crash's witnesses, who appeared via video-link from another hospital, said when police arrived he saw the drive영천안마r slumped face-down on the road with the front of his van completely broken.
He also told police that the woman inside the van did not appear to be crying or upset.
When he stopped, he was struck in the face.
In police interviews after the crash, the victim told officers he had been driving the car, which they described as a Honda Civic, from King George Boulevard in Macquarie St for about five to seven minutes after 10pm when the driver “became irate” and continued to drive for three more minutes.
“I then observed the vehicle become stationary,” the prosecution said. “I then heard the driver go to the window, which has a mirr김천출장샵or behind the rear window and said ‘I'm drunk’ to me.
“I did not see whether he was swearing or calling out to the driver (who was sitting on the passenger seat).
“He then said he was driving back to the car park.”
A third witness testified he was with a friend driving opposite when the car crossed over King George and hit the girl, who was on her wa온라인카지노y to the nearby car park.
The friend could be heard telling another witness, “that if the car hadn't been at all aggressive, he would have stopped at that intersection”.
The driver, who had his licence suspended earlier this year, is charged with grievous bodily harm.