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Australia 'Drunk' ride-share driver behind bars after 'running down passengers'

12:55  03 november  2019
12:55  03 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Ride-share driver accused of running down passengers after argument has bail refused

  Ride-share driver accused of running down passengers after argument has bail refused A judge denies bail to an 18-year-old ride-share driver accused of getting into an argument with a group of passengers before ramming his car into two of them.Callum Sutherland, 18, appeared in Wyong Local Court on Monday, accused of taking his father's car without permission to pick up passengers for money.

A ride - share driver , allegedly drunk behind the wheel, is accused of running down a group of teenage passengers he had just dropped off on the NSW Central Coast. The group of teens requested the service about 3am this morning in Noraville. Once they were inside the van, the driver began

Driver allegedly under the influence of alcohol and driving erratically before hitting teens he had just dropped off.

An allegedly drunk ride-share driver has been charged with running down a group of teenage passengers in a stolen vehicle on the NSW Central Coast.

The group of teens requested the service about 3am this morning in Noraville.

Once they were inside the van, the 18-year-old driver began driving erratically, throwing them around inside the vehicle, police allege, sparking an argument to break out.

a man wearing a hat: Police allege the driver was drunk behind the wheel when allegedly he ran down his passengers. © 9NEWS Police allege the driver was drunk behind the wheel when allegedly he ran down his passengers.

He then dropped them off on Budgewoi Road and is accused of then doing a U-turn and driving directly at the group, hitting and seriously injuring two of them.

NSW ride share driver runs down teens

  NSW ride share driver runs down teens A ride share driver has run down a group of teens on the NSW Central Coast, leaving two of them with serious injuries.The injured teens were part of a group who requested a local ride-share service about 3am on Sunday, police say.

Two teenagers have been seriously injured after an 18-year-old ride share driver allegedly ran them down on the NSW Central Coast. The injured teens were part of a group who requested a local ride - share service about 3am on Sunday, police say. However, when the group got inside the van the

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"It is believed that the two parties weren't known to each other and the driver just gave them a lift," a police spokesperson said at a press conference this afternoon.

"Early information says that his driving was erratic and that is what lead to the altercation."

a close up of a street: Shattered glass is seen on the road following the altercation. © 9NEWS Shattered glass is seen on the road following the altercation. The driver is behind bars tonight, facing a raft of charges including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, driving whilst suspended and taking and driving a conveyance without the consent of the owner.

A 15-year-old boy is in a serious but stable condition in John Hunter Hospital with a fractured pelvis, numerous cuts and grazes and a suspected broken leg.

The other alleged victim, a 16-year-old girl, has been taken to Royal North Shore Hospital with a suspected fractured skull.

Mum speaks after man sentenced over fiery crash that killed son

  Mum speaks after man sentenced over fiery crash that killed son The mother of a teenage boy says she is still learning how to live without her son, as a drunk driver was sentenced over the fiery crash that killed him. Blake Feeney, 17, was in an Uber going out with friends on Good Friday last year when he was killed. © Supplied Robbie Crowley. Robbie Crowley was drunk when he drove for more than two kilometres into oncoming traffic down Campbelltown Road in Sydney, 60km/h over the speed limit.His blood alcohol level was mid range.Crowley hit four other cars before crashing head on into the Uber that Blake was in.

Passengers say the man became enraged when other passengers asked him not to sit in seating reserved for elderly and disabled riders. After unleashing his noxious rant, the man banged on the door protecting the bus driver and spit at it as he got off the bus.

Driving at night might not be ideal for drivers but it sure is the most rewarding time to be a driver in monetary terms. So how should you deal with this necessary evil? As you drive along, the rest of the passengers sing loudly and ask you where else they can score some molly/coke/whatever.

a street scene with focus on the side of a road: The teenagers were dropped off on Budgewoi Road at around 3:20am this morning. © 9NEWS The teenagers were dropped off on Budgewoi Road at around 3:20am this morning.

The 18-year-old alleged driver was treated for minor head injuries under police guard at Wyong Hospital before being released and charged this afternoon.

He has been refused bail and will appear at Wyong Local Court tomorrow.

Investigators are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or has dashcam video, to contact Wyong police.

Male driver flees serious crash in Bondi, sparks manhunt .
Police are hunting for the male driver of a Suburu Liberty after he fled a head-on crash in Bondi, that resulted in serious injuries. The Suburu and a Mercedes SUV collided head-on on Old South Head Road at about 3;30 this afternoon.The male driver fled the scene on foot. He is described as Caucasian appearance, aged in his 40s, solid build, short dark coloured hair, and unshaven.Police have confirmed the 46-year old female driver of the Mercedes was taken to St Vincent's Hospital in a stable condition with serious injuries.

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