Busy week on roads with several crashes, drink-driving charges

The roads kept Clutha police busy in the past week, beginning with a report of a vehicle crashing into the Balclutha bridge on Monday, July 11.

The driver was stopped on Hasborough Pl and processed to appear in the Dunedin District Court on drink›driving charges. A vehicle involved in a Waihola petrol drive›off on Friday, July 15 was stopped and searched in Clinton. A drug pipe was found.

A Milton local arrested on Saturday for consuming alcohol before driving in breach of conditions was held to appear in Dunedin District Court on the following Monday.

Two separate crashes on Owaka Valley Rd on Sunday involved alcohol, with individual drivers recording 774 and 870 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath — both well above the 250mcg limit.

Officers are following positive leads on the trail of the driver of a northbound Range Rover which failed to stop for police on Sunday.

On the same day, a 35›year› old female was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital ICU after her car left Bush Gulley Rd in Milton and collided with a power pole.

Alcohol and drugs were found in her vehicle.