THE father of former NSW police minister Troy Grant has been charged over an alleged hit-and-run incident at Maitland last month that left a man dead.
Kenneth Grant, 70, presented himself to Ryde police station about 3pm on Sunday and was charged overnight.
A 62-year-old man was struck about 11.30pm on November 30 at Flat Road, near the intersection of Paterson Road, at Bolwarra. He died of his injuries in hospital.
The car that allegedly struck him had left the scene. A short time later, police spotted a vehicle and attempted to stop it but the driver allegedly ignored them and a pursuit began.
The low-speed chase through local streets ended on Maitland's High Street after the vehicle mounted the footpath.
The 70-year-old driver returned a positive reading to a roadside breath test and a subsequent breath analysis at the police station returned an alleged reading of 0.108.
The man was charged with a mid-range drink-driving offence and police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly. After further investigations, he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death - DUI, dangerous driving occasioning death - manner dangerous, negligent driving cause death, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death (Crimes Act) and fail to stop and assist after impact causing death (Road Transport Act).
He was refused bail and is due to appear before Burwood Local Court later on Monday.