Driver charged after ute ploughs into sandstone wall

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UPDATE, Monday, 11.25am: A 29-year-old Warrnambool man has been charged with refusing to provide an oral fluid drug sample after a spectacular collision. Acting Sergeant Jason Barker, of the Warrnambool police highway patrol unit, said on Monday the driver would be summoned to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. The man was involved in a collision with a sandstone wall on the east side of the Cambourne medical clinic just after 2pm on Monday, August 30. It will be alleged he drove the wrong way down the one-way Darling Street in a white utility, narrowly missing other vehicles before crashing into the wall. The airbags in the ute he was driving deployed. The driver was not injured. Police, Fire Rescue Victoria and ambulance officers attended the scene and performed traffic management and a clean-up. The man declined medical attention from paramedics, although he attempted to get back in the vehicle and drive away. It’s alleged he also declined an oral fluid test and investigations into other possible charges continue. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. August 28: A driver is unharmed and assisting police with their inquires after a ute crashed into a wall on Monday afternoon. Acting Sergeant Jason Barker, of Warrnambool Highway Patrol, said the vehicle was seen driving the wrong way on Darling Street, a one-way street, before the driver seemed to have lost control. The vehicle then crashed into a sandstone wall behind a medical clinic carpark. The driver, a man in his 20s, was unharmed and the vehicle was towed away. “The male is assisting us with our inquiries, we will be checking if drugs or alcohol are involved and what factors have contributed,” Acting Sergeant Barker said. A Fire Rescue Victoria spokesman said crews attended the scene around 2.08pm on Monday. “Crews arrived to find a vehicle had collided with a brick building and worked to make the scene safe,” he said. “It appears superficial damage was caused by the collision.” Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can access our trusted content:

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UPDATE, Monday, 11.25am: A 29-year-old Warrnambool man has been charged with refusing to provide an oral fluid drug sample after a spectacular collision.

Acting Sergeant Jason Barker, of the Warrnambool police highway patrol unit, said on Monday the driver would be summoned to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.

The man was involved in a collision with a sandstone wall on the east side of the Cambourne medical clinic just after 2pm on Monday, August 30.

It will be alleged he drove the wrong way down the one-way Darling Street in a white utility, narrowly missing other vehicles before crashing into the wall.

The airbags in the ute he was driving deployed. The driver was not injured.

Police, Fire Rescue Victoria and ambulance officers attended the scene and performed traffic management and a clean-up.

The man declined medical attention from paramedics, although he attempted to get back in the vehicle and drive away.

It’s alleged he also declined an oral fluid test and investigations into other possible charges continue.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

August 28: A driver is unharmed and assisting police with their inquires after a ute crashed into a wall on Monday afternoon.

Acting Sergeant Jason Barker, of Warrnambool Highway Patrol, said the vehicle was seen driving the wrong way on Darling Street, a one-way street, before the driver seemed to have lost control.

The vehicle then crashed into a sandstone wall behind a medical clinic carpark.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was unharmed and the vehicle was towed away.

“The male is assisting us with our inquiries, we will be checking if drugs or alcohol are involved and what factors have contributed,” Acting Sergeant Barker said.

A Fire Rescue Victoria spokesman said crews attended the scene around 2.08pm on Monday.

“Crews arrived to find a vehicle had collided with a brick building and worked to make the scene safe,” he said.

“It appears superficial damage was caused by the collision.”

Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can access our trusted content:

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