Sedan collides with parked utility
A 41-YEAR-OLD man and his 17-year-old son were taken to the Bundaberg Hospital after their car crashed into a parked ute in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Bundaberg Police Sergeant Michael Prickett said the man was driving along Sims Road in his Ford sedan just after 1am when he ran into the ute.
“Police believe there was excessive speed and alcohol involved in the incident,” he said.
Both occupants of the car received a number of injuries, but none were life threatening.
Ergon Energy were called to the scene after damage to a nearby power pole was discovered.
“There was no power outage as a result and crews straightened the pole and retensioned the line,” Ergon Energy spokesperson Rod Rehbein said.
Bundaberg Police traffic branch officer Sergeant Marty Arnold said the message to slow down and not drink drive did not appear to be getting through.
“Twenty dollars on a taxi is a lot cheaper than a lost life or spending a couple of thousand going through the court process,” he said.
Sgt Arnold said the driver had been charged with drink driving and driving without due care.
He will appear in Bundaberg Magistrates Court at a later date.