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Hero tradies arrest a drink driver who crashed a truck into a café in Martin Place

Hero tradies arrest a drink driver who crashed a truck through a café in Sydney’s Martin Place after stealing it from a construction site

  • Tradies stopped drink driver from escaping police after allegedly stealing a truck
  • Police say man, 33, stole a three-tonne truck from Light Rail construction site 
  • He then allegedly drove it through work site on George Street and hit a cafe
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Hero tradies held down an intoxicated man who stole a truck and crashed it into a cafe in Sydney on Wednesday morning until police could arrive to arrest him.

The man allegedly stole the three-tonne truck from a construction site near Martin Place, where the Light Rail is being built, and drove it through a work site on George Street just after 2am before hitting a cafe. 

Police say the 33-year-old crashed into the front window of Regiment CBD before attempting to drive away – but tradies who had witnessed the bizarre incident gave chase. 

The construction workers allegedly ran after the truck and were able to remove the man from the vehicle and keep him in place until police arrived. 

Officers arrested the Queenscliff man and breath-tested him. He returned a positive reading and was taken to Sydney Hospital for blood tests. 

He remains in custody and is expected to be charged with numerous traffic offences. 

More to come.   

The 33-year-old allegedly took a three-tonne truck from nearby the Light Rail construction site (stock image of site pictured) before driving it through the work area on George St

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