Man lucky to be alive after crash

Man lucky to be alive after crash

A 28-year-old Young man has been ordered to undertake 120 hours of community service, given a 10-month supervised intensive corrections order and disqualified from driving for nine months followed by an interlock period of 24 months at Cowra Local Court.

Jirrah Freeman, of Allanan Street, Young, was before the court charged with high range PCA and plead guilty.

According to police documents, on June 19, 2021, Freeman's vehicle was travelling about 25 kilometres south of Cowra on the Lachlan Valley Way when it momentarily left the road.

Freeman overcorrected, causing his vehicle to swerve violently back onto the road.

He then lost control of the vehicle, which veered back off the road, narrowly missing two large trees.

He then travelled for 60 metres before colliding with a stock fence and stopping.

Witnesses attempted to assist Freeman who became verbally aggressive with them, telling them to "f*** off and leave".

Around 3.30pm police attended and found Freeman in the back of an ambulance.

Paramedics informed them Freeman said he had consumed a carton and a half of alcohol the night before.

He was taken to Canberra Hospital and treated for multiple fractures and abrasions.

A blood sample taken while Freeman was being treated returned a result of 0.165 grams if alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

Freeman's ALS solicitor told the court the accident had left his client with ongoing medical problems and a number of appointments to attend.

In sentencing, Magistrate Roger Prowse asked if that should garner any sympathy given the actions where his own.

"It's lucky that your life continues having missed the two trees," he said.

"The offending ticks just about every box, apart from showing off, from the guideline judgement."