Drunk driver who crashed into THREE cars in his street and almost ran over a cat after a boozy day at the races blames it on the ‘free alcohol’
- Drunk driver caused a trail of destruction in his street after big night at the races
- Warwick Poll captured on CCTV crashing into three cars, narrowly avoiding a cat
- Has no recollection of incident after ‘overdoing it’ on free booze at the races
A drunk driver who crashed into three cars in his street after a boozy night at the races has apologised for getting behind the wheel three times over the limit.
Warwick Poll, 60, was moments from home in Revesby in Sydney’s south-west on Friday night when he lost control of his car.
CCTV caught the loud bang of Poll hitting the first car and then narrowly avoiding a neighbour’s cat before smashing into two more cars and coming to an abrupt halt in the middle of the street.
Poll was arrested a short time later and helped by officers into the back of a police paddy wagon as he struggled to maintain his balance.
Warwick Poll crashed into three neighbours’ cars on Friday night, which was captured on CCTV
He was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he allegedly blew 0.133, almost three times the legal limit.
After a big day at Randwick Racecourse, Poll took the train home but then made the regretful decision to get behind the wheel for the six minute drive, which is a 20 minute walk from the train station.
The next morning, an embarrassed Poll was forced to face his neighbours and apologise for the mounting damage bill.
Warwick Poll (pictured) has been charged with mid range drink driving after getting behind the wheel for the short drive home from the train station
Neighbours heard a loud bang and rushed outside to find a trail of carnage (pictured)
He had no recollection of the destruction he caused after overindulging on the free booze on offer.
‘It was a big mistake and I take full responsibility,’ Poll told reporters.
”I was at a race function and there was obviously free alcohol involved so I over did it a bit.’
‘Don’t remember any of it. I feel like giving myself a poke in the head.’
Poll urged other motorists to not make the same mistake of getting behind the wheel after a few drinks as the Christmas party season gets into full swing.
‘If you think you’re going to drive, don’t drive,’ he said.
‘I wish I would have in hindsight gone and gone and got a cab.’
Warwick Poll (pictured during his arrest) was allegedly almost three times the legal limit
Shocked neighbours claimed children were playing in the street a short time earlier.
‘The kids were outside playing 20 minutes before so it was a bit scary,’ Chris Butler told Seven News.
One resident, whose car was damaged told Nine News: ‘We heard a big bang and we all come out and my brother told me ‘your car got hit.’
Another neighbour added: ‘Luckily we didn’t have our cars on the street as we usually park there.’
Poll will appear in court later this month charged with mid range drink driving.
Warwick Poll has no recollection of the trail of damage he caused in Fletcher St, Revesby (pictured) on Friday night