Queenstown police have been busy dealing with traffic
incidents this week.
Sergeant Kate Pirovano, of Queenstown, said a driver
''fishtailed'' on a ''very slippery'' Malaghans Rd near
Arthur's Point and crashed into a bank at 9.23am on Tuesday.
The driver was not injured.
Later in the morning, police received three complaints about
The complaints ranged from slow driving to crossing the
Two of the drivers received infringement notices and one was
At 11.15am on Tuesday, a tourist in a rental car had parked
the wrong way on Hobart St and then tried to ''manoeuvre
out'', only to hit a parked car.
Police inquiries are continuing but Sgt Pirovano said the
rental car company did not replace the vehicle for the
At 5.15pm on Tuesday, a 28-year-old man from India was
reportedly passing on blind corners in the Kawarau Gorge. He
was arrested and charged with driving offences.
A four-car nose-to-tail crash awaited police at the
Queenstown Events Centre yesterday morning at 9.35am.
No-one was injured but vehicles were moderately damaged and
the driver believed to be at fault, a Queenstown woman, was
issued with an infringement notice.
Ten minutes later on the Kawarau Falls Bridge, between
Frankton and Kelvin Heights, a freight truck's trailer
coupling detached, and the one-lane bridge was blocked for
about four minutes while the trailer was reattached, Sgt
She said that when this happened, trucks' brakes were
designed to automatically come on.
The truck driver, who was heading south, was likely to face
prosecution, Sgt Pirovano said.