The drink-driving message is not getting through in
Queenstown, despite a booze bus operating in the town for the
second weekend in a row, police say.
Acting Sergeant Mark Caswell said seven people were processed
for drink-driving between Friday evening and yesterday
Two other drivers recorded breath-alcohol readings of exactly
the legal limit of 400mcg, so were not charged.
Among those caught was a 31-year-old British man who recorded
a breath-alcohol reading of 1147mcg after being stopped
outside his Fernhill home at 1.47am yesterday.
Most of the drivers were caught after trying to avoid the
booze bus by taking alternative routes, Acting Sgt Caswell
''It's really disappointing - there are plenty of taxis in
A 34-year-old Englishman living in Queenstown was arrested
and will be charged with assault after he allegedly
''king-hit'' another man at midnight on Saturday at the
Queenstown Events Centre following a charity boxing event.
Two Christchurch men were arrested about 11.30pm on Friday
and given pre-charge warnings for disorderly behaviour.
The pair, aged 20 and 21, were caught urinating while waiting
in a line to enter a bar in Cow Lane in central Queenstown.