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
• 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.