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Father who drank FORTY cans of alcohol before crashing his car into a power pole and killing his son

Dad on his L-plates drank up to FORTY cans of alcohol at a children’s birthday party before crashing his car into a pole and killing his son, 12

  • Thomas Baksh, 36, from north-east Victoria pleaded guilty to killing his son 
  • He drank 30 to 40 cans of alcohol before getting behind the wheel 
  • Daniel was in the front passenger seat when the car crashed into a power pole  

Thomas Baksh, 36, pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing the death of his son, Daniel (pictured)

A father who crashed his car and killed his 12-year-old son has consumed up to 40 cans of alcohol at a child’s birthday party before getting behind the wheel.

Thomas Baksh, 36, from Kialla in north-east Victoria pleaded guilty on Thursday to culpable driving causing the death of his son, Daniel, at Shepparton on August 3, 2018.

Baksh started drinking at about 4.00pm and drank 30 to 40 cans of alcohol before the learner driver got into his car with three kids.

Daniel, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, died after the Holden Commodore hit a power pole on Wanganui Road at 1.00am.

Two other children aged 10 and 14 and Baksh survived the accident and suffered minor injuries.

He also admitted two counts of reckless conduct placing two other children in danger of death.

Baksh started drinking at about 4.00pm and drank 30 to 40 cans of alcohol before the learner driver got into his car with three kids (pictured: Thomas Baksh with a tattoo of his son's name on his neck)

Baksh started drinking at about 4.00pm and drank 30 to 40 cans of alcohol before the learner driver got into his car with three kids (pictured: Thomas Baksh with a tattoo of his son’s name on his neck)

His partner tried to take the car keys off Baksh before she went to the bathroom. 

When she returned, she found Baksh had left with the children.  

The Shepparton Magistrates’ Court heard last year Baksh took the three children to a fast-food restaurant before the crash. 

But Baksh stated he had no memory of the trip, the ABC reported. 

He appeared in court via video link from Shepparton and his hearing is expected to resume later on Thursday.

Daniel, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, died after the car (pictured) hit a power pole on Wanganui Road at 1.00am, Victoria's County Court was told

Daniel, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, died after the car (pictured) hit a power pole on Wanganui Road at 1.00am, Victoria’s County Court was told

Two other children aged 10 and 14 and Baksh survived the accident and suffered minor injuries

Two other children aged 10 and 14 and Baksh survived the accident and suffered minor injuries

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