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4WD rolled in car crash

Monday, 21st July, 2008

A man has been charged with drink-driving following a collision between two vehicles that left one of them on its roof. The accident happened late on Friday night when one of the vehicles went through a give-way sign at the corner of Bagot and Blende Streets, police said yesterday.

A Toyota Landcruiser rolled over and came to rest on its roof and the driver of the other vehicle, a Holden Rodeo utility, failed to stop, said police.

The collision, which occurred about 11pm, drew people onto the street and they helped the man driving the Toyota to get out of his vehicle. He was taken to hospital but did not need treatment, police said.

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They said that while they were attending the accident, a man approached them and stated that he was the driver of the other vehicle involved.He was given a roadside breath test which came back positive and he was then taken to the police station where a blood-alcohol test returned a reading of 0.10.

The man will now face the Local Court on the charge of mid-range drink-driving.

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