Racehorse trainer Bruce Hutchison, who lost part of his face when his Mercedes was speared by a railing after it mounted a pavement early yesterday, could face drink-drive charges, police said. Superintendent Thomas Yeung On-leung of Kowloon West's traffic unit said there would be an investigation following the crash which happened at 1 am as Mr Hutchison was returning to his Sha Tin home. 'Because he could not give a breath test, we are conducting a blood test to confirm whether he was driving under the influence of drink,' Mr Yeung said. Mr Hutchison's gold Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL mounted the pavement on Princess Margaret Road, near Pui Ching Road, and crashed into a bus stop. A steel railing pierced the radiator, came through the bonnet and the windscreen and hit the trainer's face. The injuries to his face are so severe that part of his jaw had to be removed and the 52-year-old Australian, who is in intensive care at Kwong Wah Hospital, is likely to lose an eye and part of his cheek. His wife Lana said: 'It is a miracle he didn't die from loss of blood. But the doctors have told me that there is no brain damage at all and the injuries are confined to his face.' The Jockey Club said that, for the immediate future, Lawrie Fownes would take charge of Mr Hutchison's stable. Mr Hutchison's one runner at last night's Happy Valley meeting, Light-Hearted, was withdrawn. Director of Racing Philip Johnston said: 'We will inform all the owners in the stable of the position in relation to Bruce and his progress.'