Drink driving charge after 2 women injured severely

A driver is facing multiple driving charges after two pedestrians were hospitalised from a crash in Casino today, Thursday, April 13.

The 57 year old driver was given a roadside breath test that allegedly returned a positive result.

A secondary analysis returned a reading of 0.155, more than three times the 0.05 limit.

The man was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with multiple offences:

● aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm

● causing bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle

● dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – driving in a dangerous manner

● driving with high range PCA (Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol) and

● negligent driving.

About 10.45am today, emergency services were called to Barker Street, Casino, following reports two women had been hit by a car.

The driver was refused bail and will face Lismore Local Court on Friday, April 14.

Read an earlier story here.

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