BREAKING: Police Secretary’s father found GUILTY of fatal crash while driving under the influence twice – after claiming he was ‘SLEEP WALK’ when he hit a scientist
The 72-year-old father of a former police minister has failed to convince a court that he was sleepwalking when he killed a scientist in a hit-and-run crime while over the legal alcohol limit.
Ken Grant, a former police officer and father of former NSW Police Secretary Troy Grant, has been found guilty of causing the death of Tony Greenfield in Bolwarra on 30 November 2019.
He also led police on a chase after the accident and, after stopping, was returned to a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit.
Newcastle court John Hatzistergos rejected Mr Grant’s claim that he was in a ‘somnambulistic state’ and was not driving voluntarily at the time of the fatal accident.
Ken Grant (pictured) stands trial for allegedly beating and killing scientist Tony Greenfield while sleepwalking in late 2019
Mr Greenfield (pictured) is said to have been hit and killed in a car accident in which the driver was sleepwalking, a court has heard
Mr. Grant had pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving which resulted in death by failing to stop and assist after a collision that resulted in death.
Mr Greenfield was at the same Christmas party as Mr Grant on the night of his death, but died after being hit by Mr Grant’s car while walking home around 11:25 PM.