POLICE are seeking witnesses to an accident on Browns Road, Main Ridge on Saturday night (1 October) where two police officers from Rosebud dragged the driver from his utility which was leaking fuel.
The acting sergeant and senior constable were first to arrive at the scene to find the vehicle on its side about 11pm and were able to tear open the vehicles smashed windscreen to rescue the man.
The 23-year-old man from Officer, who police have been told was on a buck’s weekend, was given a preliminary breath test and returned a positive result.
He was taken to hospital with serious injuries and is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving, reckless conduct endangering life, careless driving and failing to wear a seatbelt.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, or with dashcam is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 4 October 2022