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Vic driver crashes car, leaves boy behind

An allegedly drunk Victorian motorist has been charged after crashing his car into a tree and walking away from the scene, leaving a six-year-old boy in the car.

Police allege the 40-year-old St Albans man lost control of his car and crashed into a tree on McKechnie Street about 3:50pm on Sunday and started to walk away from the scene, leaving the boy in the back seat.

He was stopped by police and taken to a station where he blew an alleged alcohol reading of 0.233 - more than four times the legal limit.

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