DRIVER CHARGED: The blue Ford ute that smashed into a Gympie home on Friday night.
DRIVER CHARGED: The blue Ford ute that smashed into a Gympie home on Friday night. Philippe Coquerand

Gympie man charged with driving car into a house while drunk

UPDATE Sunday 11:30am: Police have charged a 26-year-old Gympie man for mid range drink driving after crashing his car into a Hilton Rd property on Friday night.

The crash occurred just after 9pm, with the home owners shaken, but unhurt.

The blue ford ute was found lodged beneath the structure of the house, with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services called to the scene to assess whether the vehicle should be removed.

The ute was removed with minor damage to the house.

 

The damage done to the house in Gympie.
The damage done to the house in Gympie. Philippe Coquerand

The man has been charged with two offences; a charge of mid range drink driving and another charge of due care and attention.

He will appear at the Gympie Magistrate's Court on January 17.

EARLIER: A CAR has crashed into the side of a Gympie home earlier this evening.

The crash occurred just before 9pm on Hilton Rd, with the home owners shaken, but unhurt.

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 20's, was taken from the scene by police.

 

A car crashed into a Gympie home earlier this evening.
A car crashed into a Gympie home earlier this evening. Philippe Coquerand

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) were called to assess the scene to see whether or not the car was safe to remove and if there was any structural damage to the home.

The Queensland Ambulance Service were called to the scene, but there were no injuries.

Gympie police are investigating.

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