Darren Wick pleads guilty to drink driving

Nine News boss Darren Wick yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of drink-driving after returning a blood alcohol reading of more than 0.2 last month.

He did not appear at Hornsby Local Court.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports he came to the attention of police after they observed a black Jeep Cherokee 4WD driving northbound on Willoughby Road, Willoughby, on October 16, 2020, at 6.25pm.

The vehicle reportedly mounted the left-hand footpath before returning to the roadway. It then grazed the gutter as it turned into another street.

He returned a breath analysis reading of 0.227, more than four times the legal limit.

Wick wrote to staff admitting he was an alcoholic and said he had sought professional help for his drinking.

“I am taking immediate steps to get help and deal with my problems. I know I need to change my life. I have already begun to get the professional help and advice I know I need,” he said.

He has since been on leave from Nine.

The matter was adjourned until January 20th.

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