Newcastle Police and Rescue were called when a vehicle collided with a former BP petrol station at Tighes Hill last night.
Witnesses allege the Marylands driver lost control of the vehicle and was airborne before colliding with the building.
The driver was searched and was allegedly found in
possession of a syringe, admitting to Police he had taken amphetamines earlier in the
Senior Constable Juan Mahoney says police became alarmed when the driver had trouble responding to questions.