Man unhurt when van rolls

A 62-year-old South Otago man escaped injury when he lost control of his van which was towing a horse float.

Detective Constable Robin Hutton, of Balclutha, said shortly before 5.30pm on Wednesday, the man was driving a van towing a horse float on the Clinton Highway. He said it appeared the load - a John Deere tractor - was too heavy for the van, and caused it to roll. The man was uninjured and the van was moderately damaged. Det Const Hutton said police were investigating.

• A 19-year-old Balclutha man suffered minor injuries when his Mazda Capella left State Highway 1 south of Clinton early on Wednesday. Acting Sergeant Blair Corlet said the man was travelling to work in Tapanui when his car left the road in fog, went down a small bank and came to rest against a power pole. Police inquiries are continuing.

• Two 13-year-old Milton boys have been referred to Police Youth Aid after tyres were slashed in an Eden St yard. Acting Sergeant Blair Corlet said the tyres of a truck were slashed, an attempt was made to break into vehicles in the yard, and to drag away a heavy-duty electrical cable.