Illawarra emergency services were kept busy over Easter dealing with badly behaved drivers and house fires.
On Saturday night a 32-year-old male driver ran from police after crashing into two stationary cars after failing to stop for a random breath test.
Wollongong Traffic and Highway Patrol conducting the RBT had attempted to stop the vehicle being driven by the man at 8.30pm on the Princes Highway at West Wollongong.
Police allege the driver continued driving, with police locating the vehicle stopped at an intersection in Figtree, where it had collided with two stationary cars.
The driver ran from police who chased him on foot. He was arrested in London Drive and taken to Wollongong Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.09.
He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for fail to stop, negligent driving, drive unregistered vehicle, drive uninsured vehicle, fail to exchange details with other driver and mid range PCA.
Meanwhile emergency responded to a house fire in Mattes Way, Bomaderry at about 11.10pm on Saturday night to find the two-storey dwelling well alight.
The home’s owner, a 53-year-old man was the only person at home when the fire took hold. He escaped the blaze uninjured.
Police said the home was completely destroyed by the fire, with Fire and Rescue NSW working to stop the fire spreading to neighbouring properties. Police are investigating the cause of the blaze, however do not believe it was suspicious.
About 11.30am Saturday, emergency services were called to Andrew Crescent, Mount Warrigal after a caravan inside a garage was reportedly on fire. The fire destroyed the caravan and caused smoke damage to the garage.
On Sunday morning fire damaged a two-storey home in Bulli. Emergency services arrived at the home around 11.20am Easter Sunday to find the house alight.
Police and Ambulance NSW also attended the scene however all occupants of the home were accounted for and uninjured.
It’s understood the fire started in the garage and spread to the first floor.