Man who police say was drink driving detained by public after allegedly trying to flee crash

A drunk driver tried to flee the scene of a collision between a ute, a car and a motorcycle in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, police said.

The 38-year-old Lyndock man, who had a blood alcohol level of 0.177, was charged with DUI, driving without a license, and fleeing the scene of the accident.

South African police said he was driving a Toyota HiLux ute around 7pm last night when he lost control on the Barossa Valley Way and crashed into a Mercedes driven by a 53-year-old Lindoch woman.

A 46-year-old male rider from Lyndock was injured when a motorcycle that was following a Mercedes collided with the rear of the vehicle.

Police claim the Toyota driver fled his Ute after the crash, but was stopped and detained by members of the public until police arrived and arrested him.

Both the Mercedes driver and the motorcyclist were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Toyota driver has been released on bail and will appear in the Tananda Magistrate’s Court next month.

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