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Father of ex-police minister arrested over hit and run death

Macquarie National News

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The father of former police minister Troy Grant has been arrested and charged over the hit and run death of a man in the Hunter Valley.

Ken Grant, a former police officer himself, was arrested on November 30 after allegedly leading police on a low-speed pursuit at Lorn.

His Mazda BT50 only stopped after mounting a footpath where he then returned a breath test reading of 0.108.

The 70-year-old was arrested and charged with mid-range drink driving and causing a police pursuit before being released.

Now, more than a week later, Ken Grant has handed himself in over the hit and run death of a pedestrian on the same night.

62-year-old scientist Tony Greenfield was struck and killed at Maitland, while walking home from a party with his wife.

He was left to die on the side of the road with the driver, allegedly Ken Grant, fleeing the scene.

Grant has been charged with a raft of offences, including dangerous driving occasioning death.

He has been refused bail and will face court today.

Ken Grant is the father of Troy Grant who retired from NSW Parliament at the last election.

He served as the NSW Police Minister, having previously been a police officer like his father.


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