High-range drink driver in Penshurst crash had girl, 10, as passenger

A man, who was driving with a child passenger, allegedly blew 0.272 in an alcohol breath analysis test after a crash at Penshurst on Sunday night.

Police said the man, 42, was driving a Ford Mondeo west along Forest Road just after 7pm when it struck a Toyota Echo from behind.

The driver of the Ford and his passenger, a  girl, 10, were not injured and nor was the Toyota driver, a woman, 18.

After a roadside breath test, the Ford driver was taken to Kogarah Police Station where he allegedly returned a reading of 0.272.

The man was charged with drive with high range PCA and drive motor vehicle – not carry licence.

His licence was also suspended.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on September 5.