Queenstown police are warning people to look after their
friends and their drinks following an alleged incident in the
resort early on Christmas Day.
Yesterday, the Otago Daily Times reported a Queenstown
resident said she had been assaulted in her vehicle by an
unknown English woman she picked up on Glenda Dr about
12.30am on Christmas Day.
The victim, who did not want to be named, alleged the woman
had been hiding from a group of men and accepted an offer of
Moments later the woman - known only as ''Mary'' - began
''going gibberish'' before attempting to choke her and gouge
her eyes, she said.
The woman said she drove to the BP Frankton station, stopped
and removed the passenger, who ran off once out of the
Police were called, but were unable to locate the woman.
Sergeant Mark Gill, of Queenstown, said the 26-year-old
English woman presented herself at the Queenstown Police
Station yesterday and stated she had ''no recollection'' of
''As a result of that, basically we've spoken to the victim
and she was uninjured and doesn't wish to pursue the matter
"The young girl contacted the victim herself and has met with
her and apologised for her behaviour.''
Sgt Gill said the young woman had been at a party, remembered
wanting to leave, but couldn't remember anything after that.
There was no evidence her drink had been spiked, however Sgt
Gill said it was a ''timely reminder'' for people to be safe
''Look after your friends, be aware of what you're drinking
and look after your drinks.''