Vic man loses licence over drunken rampage

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An alleged drunk driver was spotted speeding off after a car doing burnouts collected a cafe awning.
Camera IconAn alleged drunk driver was spotted speeding off after a car doing burnouts collected a cafe awning.

An alleged drunk driver spotted speeding off by police after crashing into a shop front has been found nearly seven hours later asleep in his car in the middle of a paddock, this time having taken out a fence.

The 25-year-old Victorian came to the attention of patrol officers in South Australia's Bordertown after they heard someone doing burnouts and then a loud crash about 11.30pm on Friday.

They followed the noise and spotted a damaged pergola on a cafe in Scott Street along with a silver car being driven erratically.

The officers declined to pursue the vehicle but shortly before 6am responded to reports a car had crashed into a paddock fence on nearby Tatiara Terrace.

They found the driver, from Kaniva, Victoria, asleep in the back seat.

He allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading more than double the legal limit and has also been charged with several other offences including breaching cross border community restrictions.

The man has had his licence suspended for six months and car impounded for 28 days.

He will face Bordertown Magistrates Court on October 29.

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