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Bail for cross-Sydney collision driver

AAP logoAAP 10/08/2016 By Toby Mann

Robert Keri allegedly had about 10 crashes on his drive home across Sydney, including one with a pedestrian, and it's amazing he didn't kill anyone while behind the wheel at an alleged seven times the limit, police say.

An officer allegedly had to remove keys from the ignition of the 47-year-old's Toyota Corolla to stop him reversing away after police found him driving down a residential street at Crows Nest.

Police were looking for him after several witness reports of him driving dangerously between Homebush West and Crows Nest on Tuesday evening.

Before being stopped, the smash repairer had almost run several people down and hit one man, "carrying him on the bonnet of his vehicle for some distance," police documents say.

"The actions of the accused caused extreme danger to the general public and it's somewhat amazing no person was seriously injured or killed," the documents allege.

"The accused appears to have had approximately 10 collisions with other vehicles, telegraph poles, traffic lights and a bus shelter."

Keri had driven from Sydney's west to the lower north shore before being stopped only five kilometres from his Cremorne home.

He allegedly blew .35 when tested and was subsequently charged with several offences including high-range drink driving and dangerous driving.

And the list of offences will grow before he next appears at court.

"It is a certainty further charges will be laid," police documents say.

"There is some likelihood the accused will be given a custodial sentence should he be convicted."

Keri, whose alleged dangerous drink diving didn't injure anyone, successfully applied for conditional bail at Central Local Court on Wednesday.

He has been banned from drinking or diving while out of custody.

"I don't want you found sitting in the driver's seat of a car," magistrate Les Mabbutt warned Keri, who looked like he had a rough night's sleep in police cells.

Ahead of his brief court appearance, Keri tried to explain his version of events.

"I had a little bit too much to drink," he said, before making his bail application.

Keri is expected to front Burwood Local Court next Wednesday.

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