Took a scooter to the police station, nek minnit.
A drunk student turned up at the Dunedin police station at
3am yesterday, to report he had been assaulted.
Sergeant Steve Aitken said the 19-year-old was grossly
intoxicated and when asked how he got to the station he
replied he had ridden a motor scooter.
The man was hesitant to answer police questions about the
scooter, other than to say he was not sure where he got it.
And then his night went from bad to worse.
Sgt Aitken discovered the scooter had been stolen, with its
owner involved in a crash in Stuart St the previous
Making matters worse, the student had active charges of
driving while disqualified, drink-driving, and sustained loss
Sgt Aitken said the man recorded a drink-driving level of
994mcg. The drink-driving limit for those under 20 is zero.
He was also charged with unlawful taking and driving while
It was unclear if the student had been assaulted, as he was
too drunk to provide a coherent statement, Sgt Aitken said.
The student was released late yesterday morning, and was
expected to appear in the Dunedin District Court next week.