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Sydney man ‘undid seatbelts before driving into power pole’

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<p>A man who allegedly undid his own seatbelt and his passengers before driving into a power pole in Sydney's west, has been charged with attempted murder.</p>

A man who allegedly undid his own seatbelt and his passengers before driving into a power pole in Sydney's west, has been charged with attempted murder.

The 48-year-old man was driving a blue Mazda Astina north on Mamre Road, St Marys, at 11pm on January 30.

A 23-year-old woman, who police said he knew, was in the front passenger seat.

At the intersection of John Street, he allegedly undid their seatbelts, and then deliberately steered the car into a power pole, police said.

The woman suffered serious arm injuries and the man suffered cuts to his legs.

Both were taken to Westmead Hospital.

The man was arrested yesterday at a home on Johns Street, St Marys, and taken to Penrith Police Station.

He was charged with two offences including attempted murder.

He was refused bail and is expected to appear in court today.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-crash-st-marys-unclipped-seatbelts-police/c9055bf5-66c6-4ca6-9ee0-3233d9e79a0b

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