Accused father too drunk to remember crash
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A father accused of abandoning his three-year-old daughter in a burning car after crashing it on Great Eastern Highway has told a court he was so intoxicated he cannot remember the crash.

Bevan Stanley Cameron, 25, is facing a string of charges after the incident in April which shocked Perth.

The worst of those is that he abandoned his daughter Ebony-May Simpson in the stolen, burning vehicle after it crashed on Great Eastern Highway near Midland.

He is also charged with being armed to cause fear, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, driving with a blood alcohol level above 0.08 and unlawful assault.

Cameron's lawyer John Hawkins had told the court he intended to plead guilty to the more serious charges.

But Cameron then told the Perth Magistrate's Court he was so intoxicated at the time, he could not remember the incident, so was not certain he should plea.

The case was adjourned until tomorrow.

The toddler had to be rescued from the flaming vehicle by police, and needed emergency surgery for a torn bladder.

The West Australian

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