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Man found with drugs following car crash

A QUEENSLAND man who was allegedly found with white powder believed to be illegal drugs after a crash involving his three-year-old son near Woodburn overnight is recovering in Lismore Base Hospital.

Lismore police Inspector Mick Dempsey said the man was driving south on the Pacific Highway at about 2am when his car left the road and crashed about 2km north of Woodburn.

Insp Dempsey said when emergency services attended the scene they were unable to locate any people.

"The man and the child managed to make their way into Woodburn," he said.

Once at Woodburn it is believed the 40-year-old man went to the 24 hour Parkside Café on the Pacific Highway with his son.

An ambulance was called and the three-year-old boy and his father were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Insp Dempsey said a search of the man allegedly uncovered a quantity of white powder believed to be illegal drugs.

The father and son were taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

No other people were involved in the crash.

Insp Dempsey said the man's car was located this morning resting on its side in a drain, by police.

Mandatory blood and urine samples were taken from the man this morning at Lismore Base Hospital.

It is anticipated the man will be issued a future court attendance notice for drug offences.

Anyone with any information about the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  car accident crime drugs police



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