Keith Patrick King refused bail, charged with crashing car into Lightning Ridge Police Station

The man charged with crashing his car into a police station leaving a hefty damage bill has been ordered to stay in custody.

Keith Patrick King was denied bail after appearing in an out-of-sessions bail hearing in Walgett Local Court on Wednesday morning.

King appeared via video link and lodged an application for release which was denied by the registrar.

He will reappear in court again this week for a bail review.

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King was not required to enter please to charges of damaging property worth more than $15,000; driving recklessly or furiously, or in a speed and manner dangerous; and hindering a sample taker attempting to take blood or urine sample.


It's the police case King was behind the wheel when the Camry lost control and left the road, slamming through the front fence of the police station before crashing through the front doors into the foyer about 5.10am.

The crash caused major damage to the police station, but no one was inside at the time.

The 38-year-old was arrested at the scene and taken to Walgett Police Station before being transferred to Lightning Ridge hospital for treatment.

He was released later that day and charged and refused bail.

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