Passing the buck

A 30-year-old Frenchwoman who police say was driving on the wrong side of Frankton Rd when her vehicle collided with a taxi at 4.40am yesterday said the New Zealand authorities should share the blame.

Senior Constable Chris Blackford said her explanation was she was adhering to the French road rules and since New Zealand authorities permitted her to drive, they must take some responsibility.

''The fact that she had a breath-alcohol level of 765[mcg] may also have something to do with it.''

There were no injuries. The woman will appear in the Queenstown District Court on January 7.

Alors! Al K Hol aussi!

Elle has a point. We allow Euros to drive unrestricted and with abandon. It's not the first time gauche drivers have crashed, taking innocent lives on one occasion.