BREAKING: Father of police minister is found GUILTY of a fatal hit and run while twice drink driving – after claiming he was ‘SLEEPWALKING’ when he ran over scientist
The 72-year-old father of a former police minister has failed to convince a court he was sleepwalking when he killed a scientist in a hit and run accident while over the legal alcohol limit.
Ken Grant, a former police officer and father of former NSW police minister Troy Grant, was found guilty of causing the death of Tony Greenfield at Bolwarra on November 30, 2019.
He also led police on a pursuit after the accident and after he was stopped returned a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit.
Ken Grant (pictured) is on trial for allegedly hitting and killing scientist Tony Greenfield while sleepwalking late 2019
Mr Greenfield (pictured) was allegedly hit and killed in car accident where driver was sleepwalking, a court has heard
The Newcastle District Court judge John Hatzistergos rejected Mr Grant’s claim he was in a ‘somnambulistic state’ and was not driving voluntarily at the time of the fatal accident.
Mr Grant had pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving occasioning death, failing to stop and assist after impact causing death.