The 72-year-old father of a former police minister has failed to convince a court he was sleepwalking when he killed a scientist in a hit and run accident.
Ken Grant, a former police officer and father of former NSW police minister Troy Grant, was found guilty of causing the death of Tony Greenfield at Bolwarra on November 30, 2019.
He also led police on a wild pursuit after the accident and after he was stopped returned a blood alcohol reading of twice the legal limit.
The Newcastle District Court judge John Hatzistergos rejected Mr Grant’s claim he was in a ‘somnambulistic state’ and was not driving voluntarily at the time of the fatal accident.
Ken Grant (pictured) is on trial for allegedly hitting and killing scientist Tony Greenfield while sleepwalking late 2019
Mr Greenfield (pictured) was allegedly hit and killed in car accident where driver was sleepwalking, a court has heard
Mr Grant had pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving occasioning death, failing to stop and assist after impact causing death.
Mr Greenfield was at the same Christmas party as Mr Grant on the night of his death but died after being hit by Mr Grant’s car while walking home around 11.25pm.