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Driver charged with PCA found asleep at the wheel

A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after a crash in Wollondilly Shire overnight.

Police say that just before 9pm, a Toyota Landcruiser was travelling north on Westbourne Avenue, Thirlmere, when it allegedly collided with five parked cars and a tree.

It came to a stop on North Street.

Officers from Camden Police Area Command attended and found the driver asleep in the vehicle.

A female passenger was also in the vehicle.

The driver was subjected to a roadside breath test which proved positive.

The 24-year-old man was arrested and taken to Picton Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.273.

He was charged with high-range PCA and is due to appear at Picton Local Court on May 12. His licence has also been suspended.

The passenger, a 46-year-old woman, was also arrested for allegedly breaching a current enforceable AVO.

She was charged with breaching a restriction of an AVO and granted conditional bail to appear at Picton Local Court on this Wednesday.


In a separate incident, two people were taken to hospital following a light plane crash in the Southern Highlands yesterday.

The plane crashed into bushland at a property on Tugalong Road, Canyonleigh.

Police have been told the occupants of the plane – a man and woman from Leichhardt – self-extricated from the plane and contacted emergency services via phone.

A doctor was winched down to the pair by the Toll Ambulance rescue helicopter.

They were treated for an ankle and head injury respectively, before being taken from the scene in stretchers by the NSW SES.

The woman was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital, and the man was taken via road to Bowral Hospital, both in a stable condition.

A crime scene has been established, which will be examined by specialist police, and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has commenced.

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