Dash cam video emerges as a drinking MP crashed his car as shocked witnesses exclaim “he’s a jerk”
- Phantom Attorney General Tim Smith was caught drunk while driving on October 30
- Victorian MP rammed his white Jaguar into a fence in east-central Melbourne
- Images have emerged of when the disgraced MP crashed in Hawthorn
- Liberal MP for Kew resigned from Victoria’s shadow cabinet days later
Dash cam footage emerged as disgraced Victorian Liberal MP Tim Smith crashed his car while driving over the limit three times.
Video shows the former Shadow Attorney General’s White Jaguar entering a fence on Power Street in Hawthorn, east Melbourne, around 8:55 p.m. on October 30.
Victoria Police said that as Mr Smith’s vehicle collided with another before crashing into the fence.
The footage, captured by a car driving behind Mr Smith, shows his vehicle driving up the sidewalk on a street corner before crashing into the wall.
Shocked witnesses then turned to take a closer look at the wreckage, finding Mr. Smith standing in front of his crumpled car.
New footage has emerged as disgraced Victorian MP Tim Smith crashed his car in east Melbourne while driving three times over the legal alcohol limit.
“What the fuck is… did this guy walk into a fence?” Said a woman in the car.
“Yeah, he just crashed into a wall!” A male occupant responds.
“He’s either drunk… probably drunk.”
‘Dude … this is embarrassing.’
The woman points out that a sign on the corner was also knocked over, before the couple began to wonder why the driver tried to back up.
‘All the front [the car] is screwed, ”said the woman.
‘Damn you asshole.’
Striking a blow to the seizure of power against Dan Andrews, the Liberal MP for Kew resigned from Victoria’s shadow cabinet the day after the incident, admitting it was a “serious error in judgment”.
Tim Smith (pictured) resigned from Victoria’s shadow cabinet the day after the crash
“After dinner with friends, I thought I was under the legal limit to go home,” he said in a statement.
‘This was not the case.’
His resignation came after Opposition Leader Matthew Guy told the 38-year-old he would never return to the front bench and urged him not to run for state election from 2022.
“I made it very clear to Tim that he would not find his way as the head of any parliamentary liberal party that I lead,” Guy said.
“And I made it clear that I didn’t want him to run for the next election and didn’t think he should run for the Kew seat.”
Witnesses told Daily Mail Australia that Mr Smith was “acting erratically” in the moments after the crash as he desperately tried to break out of the fence.
“We looked out the window and saw a jaguar crashed into the fence across the road,” a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, told Daily Mail Australia.
“It was really noisy. The car appeared to be entering the house at high speed, so we’re glad no one was hurt.
The neighbor said the MP looked frantic as he tried to get his car back on the road.
Photos emerged of shadow Attorney General Tim Smith’s car encased in a metal fence after crashing in east Melbourne on Saturday night while driving drunk
Liberal MP’s White Jaguar collapsed after colliding with a fence and another car on Power Street in Hawthorn
“He kept getting in and out of the car trying to reverse and the wheels were spinning,” he said.
“He did it four or five times, and there was smoke in the air. He was acting quite erratically.
“My wife called the emergency services and they got there pretty quickly, and other neighbors came out of their homes to see what was going on.
“We didn’t know who he was at the time until the next day when a reporter asked us about him.”
Photos taken at the scene show the front of Mr. Smith’s white Jaguar housed inside the metal panel, as debris accumulated as the car climbed the sidewalk scattered across the sidewalk.
Another image taken shortly after shows the crushed car being towed into the back of a truck, its hood completely crushed in the crash.
Officers took Mr. Smith to the police station where he detonated an alcohol level of 0.131, well above the legal limit of 0.05.
No one was injured, but Mr Smith was fined and his license suspended for 12 months.