A drink driver who crashed into a family on a suburban street has blamed the crash on heartburn medication and asked the judge for mercy, after returning a blood alcohol reading nearly four times the legal limit.
The man was traveling at more than 120km per hour at the time when his car crashed into a family who were getting into a car ourside their Para Hills home.
The collision occurred with such impact that the grandmother had to be cut free and her 3 grandsons and their aunt had to be rushed to hospital.
One of the boys suffered serious brain injury.
The family of the victims have expressed the desire for the driver to receive a jail sentence over the incident. The incident is a horrific reminder of the severe consequences of drink driving.