A male driver suffered minor injuries after crashing through a wall and into a cemetery at South Coogee. Picture: Bill Hearne
A male driver suffered minor injuries after crashing through a wall and into a cemetery at South Coogee. Picture: Bill Hearne

‘Drunk driver’ crashes into cemetery

A MAN is under police guard in hospital after crashing his high performance 4WD through a wall and into a cemetery in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Police were called to Randwick Cemetery on the corner of Arden Street and Malabar Road, South Coogee about 2.30am.

Police speak to witnesses following the crash. Picture: Bill Hearne
Police speak to witnesses following the crash. Picture: Bill Hearne

They found a man, believed to be aged in his 40s, with injuries to his face and abdomen. His 4WD was on its roof and had damaged a number of gravestones.

He underwent a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

The male driver crashed through a sandstone wall at Randwick Cemetery. Picture: Bill Hearne
The male driver crashed through a sandstone wall at Randwick Cemetery. Picture: Bill Hearne

The driver was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition. He will also undergo mandatory testing.

Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and urge anyone with information to come forward.

A number of graves were damaged as the vehicle crashed into the cemetery. Picture: Bill Hearne
A number of graves were damaged as the vehicle crashed into the cemetery. Picture: Bill Hearne
The driver is under police guard in hospital. Picture: Bill Hearne
The driver is under police guard in hospital. Picture: Bill Hearne


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