Man Charged After Leaving Son, 6, In Hot Car While Going To The Pub

Police remind motorists of heat safety

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NSW Police are reminding motorists it's against the law to leave children and pets unattended in vehicles after a man was charged for leaving his six-year-old in a car.

The 32-year-old allegedly left the young child alone in a car with the engine running for an hour on December 29 while inside the Guildford Hotel, according to NSW Police.

"The vehicle's engine and air conditioning were running at the time," a NSW Police spokesperson said.

The father was issued a field court attendance notice for leaving a child in a car which was likely to cause emotion distress, driving with a passenger four-years-old or older but less than seven-years-old in the front row of a vehicle and driving with a cancelled licence.

The 32-year-old is expected to face Parramatta Local Court on January 30.

It follows a separate incident where a dog died after being left in a car at Rose Bay.

NSW Police are reminding everyone needs to take care in hot weather with these following tips:

  • Stay well-hydrated.
  • Avoid alcohol and hot or sugary drinks.
  • Limit your physical activity.
  • Try to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton.
  • Regularly check your forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology on radio, TV, internet or App.
  • Get advice from your doctor about whether your medication and/or your medical conditions may affect what you should do if it gets extremely hot.
  • Make sure you know who you are going to call (who may need help, and who could provide help to you if needed); make a list of telephone numbers and make sure they are current.
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