Denison Street residents were given a rude awakening in the late hours of Friday night (February 26) when a car lost control and ploughed through a residential yard before hitting a parked vehicle. Narrowly avoiding homes.
Police say at about 10:50pm on Friday, a 25 year old man was driving a motor vehicle along Denison Street, Mudgee. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the front yard of two Denison Street homes, causing damage to an electrical box, gardens and fencing. Nobody was injured.
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Police attended the scene where the driver was subjected to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result for alcohol. He was arrested and conveyed to the Mudgee Police Station where a breath analysis was completed.
The driver was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for the offence of drive with high range prescribed concentration of alcohol and his NSW drivers license was suspended.
A resident who was in Denison Street at the time, Stevie Browne said she was asleep and was awoken by a loud bang.
"I had only just finally got the kids to sleep and gone to bed myself 20 minutes earlier. I heard revving and screeching and a huge bang, then more screeching. I looked out my window and saw a Landcruiser where my car was previously parked," she said,
"[I] ran to the kids rooms to make sure they were okay and that the car hadn't gone through the bedroom wall. Then I went out the front he was still on my lawn revving the car. I could hear screaming and I thought someone had been seriously hurt but it was the neighbour screaming for help. She thought the driver was trying to drive off."
Stevie said she dreads what might have happened if her car wasn't in the way.
"It moved my car a lot. My car was parked straight in the driveway close to the house, it's now at a right angle to where it was and one metre away from going through the children's bedroom wall."
"Today am I left with severe shock, no sleep, no car, no carseats, no apologies and a massive mess that apparently is on me to clean up. This was always going to happen. I had asked previously about if there was anything we could do to slow down the flow of traffic or reduce it and was told 'no' as it needs to be free flowing to prevent blockages.
"On the plus side today traffic is much slower as everyone's stopping for a sticky beak. How about a give way sign or some speed bumps in our street now?"
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