IF YOUR PLAN A FAILS
The Australian Hotel & Brewery, with Roads and Maritime Services and Castle Hill police, is running a Plan B promotion over the next four months to remind people to have a Plan B to get home if they’re drinking.
The RMS has given the Brewery a breathalyser for customers. Staff will wear PlanB shirts. There will also be pull-up banners and coasters in the pub.
The promotion will be alternated between Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The hotel has a designated driver program.
In 2011 in NSW there were 70 people killed and 1182 people injured in crashes involving drivers who were over the legal blood alcohol limit.
Men make up 87 per cent of drink drivers involved in fatal crashes.
■ Details: http://whatsyourplanb.net.au
CALL TO BE MORE CAREFUL
NSW Ambulance has reminded motorists and pedestrians to be mindful of each other when out socialising to avoid collision and injury.
A review of responses for the eight months to April in the Sydney metropolitan region show paramedics attended at least 189 collisions between pedestrians and vehicles between 8pm to 5am — two of these in The Hills.
A service spokesman said a woman, 60, was hit by a vehicle at Bella Vista on April 12 at 8.35pm.
A man, 29, was hit by a vehicle at Castle Hill on March 15 at 1.14am. He lost consciousness and was taken to Westmead Hospital.
NSW Ambulance’s Inspector James Porter said not all of the 189 cases were linked to drugs and/or alcohol but they often contributed.
‘‘More and more people are jaywalking and taking risks,’’ he said.
Inspector Porter said another concern was the increasing number of people walking while talking or texting on their phone.
“We’ve had a few people go under cars because of this,’’ he said.
Included in the figures were a number of people who had been either hit by taxis or had fallen out of taxis.
NAIL GUN INJURY
Police are investigating after a man was found with a wound to the chest caused by a nail gun at a home in Baulkham Hills on Wednesday, June 4.
Police and paramedics were called to the home on Coronation Road shortly after 7pm, where a man in his 30s was treated at the scene before being rushed to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.
Police aid they believed the man’s injury could be the result of self-harm.
Police need witnesses of a car accident at the intersection of Castle Street and Les Shore Place at Castle Hill — the entry into Castle Towers car park — about 6pm on May29.
‘‘Due to the time of day and it being a Thursday there was heavy traffic around,’’ The Hills local area command Facebook page stated. ‘‘Many people stopped but no witnesses came forward at the time of the collision.’’
Information: Senior Constable McInnes or Constable Stocker, Castle Hill police, 9680 5399.
A man was charged over multiple alleged robberies at 11 locations, including Kenthurst, over two months.
Metropolitan Robbery Unit officers formed Strike Force Suberous to investigate armed robberies in south-west and north-west Sydney in April and May.
A man, 20, was charged on Friday with eight counts of armed robbery and three counts of disguise with intent.
The charges relate to the alleged armed robbery of Kenthurst service stations and a Rouse Hill restaurant, among others.
The case was mentioned in court yesterday (June 10).