First day driver ends up through a fence


A driver on day one having his license crashed into a house and an overloaded vehicle being driven by a drunk driver are just some of the traffic issues Dunedin Police dealt with over the weekend.

Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, from Dunedin, said on Saturday a 16-year-old girl who only had her license for one day lost control of her car as she drove into Hargest Cres at 6 p.m. .

She crashed through the fence and into the house around the corner.

There were no injuries, but the house and the fence suffered “quite a lot of damage”.

Insurance was taking care of the damage and an investigation was underway, Snr Sgt Bond said.

A 24-year-old woman was driving along Richardson Street at 2 p.m. on Friday when a car crashed into the side of her vehicle.

The car was driven by an 83-year-old woman who drove through the stop sign at the Ajax Street intersection.

An ambulance intervened to check the drivers but there were no injuries.

Traffic was temporarily blocked. An investigation was underway.

At 5:40 p.m., a 52-year-old driver crashed her car into a parked vehicle.

At 11:20 p.m., a 20-year-old man was seen driving at high speed down Dundas St, eventually stopping at Albany St.

He blew a blood alcohol level of 533 mcg.

There were six people inside the station wagon, including one in the trunk.

The person who got into the trunk received a notice of violation and the driver will appear in court on February 10.

Between the overloaded vehicle and the drunk driver, it was “unfortunately another example of impending doom”, said Snr Sgt Bond.


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